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Sabrina Carpenter Doesn’t Hesitate Hitting the Send Button on ‘Vicious’

Sabrina Carpenter is typing letters to people she’ll probably never deliver — but with “Vicious,” she hits the blue “send” button… expeditiously.

After announcing the release of her album Emails I Can’t Send, out July 15, the pop singer dropped the single, offering fans a second taste of the record. And in the hook-laden kiss off, she doesn’t hold back.

“You’re lucky I’m a private person. I’ve quietly carried your burden,” she sings. “Everyone thinks you’re an angel, but shit I’d probably use different wording.”

The track is aimed at a former lover — she notably dated Joshua Bassett amid the Olivia Rodrigo drama — who clearly did her dirty.

“You’re so vicious/Love me then pretend you didn’t/Crush my heart and wreck my image/Why you gotta be so vicious?” she sings in the chorus.

“Thank u for being patient with me,” Carpenter wrote on Instagram, sharing the Emails I Can’t Send cover art that features her sitting in a black dress on a beige bed with a vintage laptop. “I think it’s worth the wait.”

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Carpenter teased the album in an interview with IndieLand earlier this year, shortly after the release of the LP’s lead single “Fast Times.”

“I think you’re a very different person at 18 than you are at 22, so I’d say expect it to feel a lot more personal,” she said. “And a lot more storytelling.”

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