Eras Tour Openers Girl in Red & Sabrina Carpenter Team Up on ‘You Need Me Now?’: Stream It Now

Two of Taylor Swift‘s Eras Tour openers collide on “You Need Me Now?,” the new single from Girl in Red and Sabrina Carpenter set to appear on the former’s upcoming album I’m Doing It Again Baby.

On the uptempo, rock-infused pop track released Friday (March 22), the 25-year-old “We Fell in Love in October” artist — born Marie Ulven — laments over an ex that constantly leads her on. “Don’t tell me you need me now/ You got your feelings back,” she rants. “I’ve heard it before/ I’m tired of waiting around/ Letting you let me down/ I’m done being yours.”


Mid-song, she pauses singing to say, “You know what would be really f—ing cool on this? Sabrina — like, if we could get Sabrina on this, oh my God.”

“Oh my God, you’re so right,” enters Carpenter before diving into the song’s bridge. “I’m gonna sing now.”

Both Ulven and Carpenter shared the track on their Instagram Stories, with the 24-year-old Girl Meets World alum writing, “i <3>

The Norwegian singer-songwriter and Carpenter are linked through their respective stints on Swift’s global Eras trek, which kicked off in March 2023. Girl in Red joined the pop star in June for shows in Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Minneapolis, while the “Feather” singer played support for the tour’s Latin America, Australia and Singapore legs.

Carpenter’s latest album Emails I Can’t Send arrived in summer 2022, debuting at No. 23 on the Billboard 200 that July. Ulven’s debut record If I Could Make It Go Quiet peaked at No. 67 on the chart in 2021.

Listen to the two stars’ new duet below.

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