Sabrina Carpenter has been writing some of her own songs since the beginning of her career, and she developed such a talent for it that she achieved something remarkable for a 16-year-old singer: She was given full creative control over her debut album, “Eyes Wide Open.” She told Zimbio, “I took inspiration from whatever I wanted. I was the captain of that ship. There was no overall theme besides me telling stories I wanted to tell.”
Carpenter’s songs would become a time capsule of what she was experiencing at different stages in her career, and she would continue tightening her grip on the reins as she churned out subsequent albums. After she dropped her second effort, “Evolution,” in 2016, she told Live-Manchester, “I think we might have created a monster because now I just want to be a part of everything! But I think that’s the best way to do it if you’re planning on doing it for the rest of your life.”
When Carpenter released her third album, “Singular: Act I,” in 2018, it was the first time she could boast a co-writing credit on every song on one of her records, per PopBuzz. She also contributed a little something extra on her 2022 album, “Emails I Can’t Send,” telling Teen Vogue that she shows off one of her lesser-known talents on one track — playing percussion. For the record, she also plays guitar, piano, ukulele, and bass, per Wired.