Sabrina Carpenter performed late on Friday to perform her latest single “Nude bathing“on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. The singer and songwriter opened the conversation song on the keyboard before starting to play a full band performance.
That Show tonight performance marked Carpenter’s first live performance of “Skinny Dipping” with an audience and live band. She had previously shared one acoustic reproduction of the track stripped down to just a piano and guitar.
“One day we will grow older and see our past experiences with such fresh eyes that the bad things may not feel so bad, and trust that life will lead us exactly where we should be,” she explained of the song, written by herself with hitmakers Julia Michaels, JP Saxe and Big Taste, who also produced the song.
“Skinny Dipping” arrived this fall as a preview of Carpenter’s upcoming fifth studio album and her first, which she shared under her deal with Island Records. The project is said to find that the singer takes the creative reins even more than she already had before, and contributes with her hyper-descriptive songwriting in addition to guiding vocal arrangements and melodic direction.
The singer’s first release through Island Records arrived earlier this year. Despite being involved in social drama, “Skin”Marked a prominent performance from Carpenter as both singer and songwriter. The song became her first Billboard Hot 100 contribution – reaching # 48 on the influential hit list – garnering over 100 million streams on Spotify alone.
“This was finally the album where I just had to have fun and f__k around and not take everything so seriously, because it was not like you had to go to the studio and make a song [in a specific way]”, Carpenter said Teen Vogue. “It was entirely me who steered the ship.”
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