Sabrina Carpenter is all set to accompany Taylor Swift on her Eras Tour yet again, but this time in the Latin American leg. As a pre-tour preparation, Sabrina recorded an acoustic version of Taylor’s hit track “I Knew You Were Trouble” exclusively for Spotify Singles.
Carpenter has given a new twist to Taylor Swift’s hit song from her 2012 Red album. The upbeat track, produced by Max Martin and Shellback, has been transformed into a serene acoustic ballad by Carpenter’s skillful hands.
With the help of pedal steel, understated drums, and atmospheric keyboards, Carpenter’s breathy vocals now soar above this stripped-down version of the once-EDM-lite song.
As Carpenter croons with heartache, “I caught wind that you’ve moved on/ Through gossip on the block/ Just another name on your list/ That’s all I’ll ever be,” she follows up with a soulful wail of, “But now I know/ Now I know/ Now I know.”
Additionally, the Single release includes an alternate take on Carpenter’s track “Feather,” which was previously featured on the deluxe edition of her album, Emails.
Next month, Carpenter will join Swift for three shows at Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos in Rio de Janeiro as part of the ongoing Eras Tour. Following this, she will continue as the opening act during the tour’s stops in Australia and Singapore in February and March.
During an interview with Billboard in August, Carpenter expressed her excitement about touring with her biggest musical inspiration. The 24-year-old singer gushed about the opportunity, stating that watching Swift’s show every night was going to be a special experience for her.
Carpenter also impressed fans during her Eras Tour debut in Mexico City by performing a cover of Selena Quintanilla’s “Dreaming of You.”
Carpenter finds it amusing that she has been taking advice from her songs all her life, as they contain instructions on how to survive as a young woman, making them unique. She believes observing her is the best way to learn and appreciates her incredible work ethic, talent, and overall greatness.