In her new music video, Sabrina Carpenter cheerfully facilitates the deaths of several obnoxious men. But don’t worry, it weighs heavily on her mind after the fact — as heavy as a feather, that is.
Posted on Halloween, Carpenter’s “Feather” music video is fittingly bloody. As the 24-year-old singer nonchalantly listens to music in her headphones, lifts weights and rides an elevator, men who catcall, mansplain and take inappropriate photos are met with instant karma. The cat-callers are run over by a truck; the fitness know-it-alls fight each other to death; and the predatory photographer gets his blood squeezed out of him in an elevator shaft — thanks to Carpenter, who jams his tie in the doors as they close without a second thought.
“I feel so much lighter like a feather with you off my mind,” she sings as she gleefully frolics around a church, presumably at the men’s collective funeral.
“Feather” is the latest song off Carpenter’s July 2022 album Emails I Can’t Send to get the music video treatment, following “Nonsense,” “Because I Liked a Boy,” “Fast Times” and “Skinny Dipping.” Upon its release, the album debuted at No. 23 on the Billboard 200, marking the rising pop star’s highest peak on the chart to date.
Much like “Nonsense,” which became Carpenter’s second ever entry on the Billboard Hot 100 in January months after its initial release, “Feather” started gaining traction this year due to it being a major fan favorite on Emails. The former Disney Channel actress addressed this on Instagram Stories prior to the new music video’s release, writing, “You guys showed ‘feather’ so much love we had to make a video.”
The project comes about two weeks after Carpenter performed “Feather” for Spotify Singles, for which she also turned in a cover of Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble.” “Well she nailed it,” Swift later praised Carpenter, one of several openers for the “Anti-Hero” singer on her Eras Tour.
Watch the “Feather” music video above.
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