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Sabrina Carpenter Falls for, Handcuffs Barry Keoghan in ‘Please Please Please’ Video

The song, which follows up the sugary hit ‘Espresso,’ will appear on the singer’s upcoming album, ‘Short n’ Sweet’, out Aug. 23

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Sabrina Carpenter‘s give-a-fucks are fresh off the plane back from the vacation. In April, she sent them on their merry way while she basked in the sun on “Espresso.” But on the latest single from her recently-announced studio album Short n’ Sweet, “Please Please Please,” the singer and songwriter is trying her best to hold onto that serenity, pleading: “Please, please, please/Don’t bring me to tears/When I just did my makeup so nice.”

In the video, Carpenter picks back up where she left off with “Espresso,” in which she got arrested on the beach after ditching a boy on a boat to go have a field day with his credit card. The story sees the singer linking up with beau Barry Keoghan as she sings, “I heard that you’re an actor, so act like a stand-up guy/Whatever devil’s inside you, don’t let him out tonight,” before begging, “Please, please, please/Don’t prove I’m right.”

The visual is a high-production crime drama, complete with prison visits, stolen money, and people getting bottles smashed over their head. The title of musician may have taken priority for Carpenter, but her acting background — which spans film, television, and theater — is creatively intertwined with her musical endeavors.

Short n’ Sweet will arrive in full on Aug. 23, Carpenter revealed earlier this week. “This project is quite special to me and I hope it’ll be something special to you too,” she wrote in a social media post. The record marks her first since Emails I Can’t Send and its extended edition arrived in 2021 and 2022, respectively. The project yielded the career trajectory-shifting singles “Feather” and “Nonsense.” But “Espresso” has already launched Carpenter into a new tier of pop stardom.

“There was something really exciting about the fact that there was so much personality throughout the entire song, because those are the ones that are really, really fun to sing live with a crowd,” Carpenter told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe about the single earlier this year. “Those are the ones that people, I think when they don’t know my music or who I am or anything, they can just tune in to a single song and kind of leave with a better idea of my sense of humor.”

“Espresso” was recently certified platinum and marked Carpenter’s highest-charting release to date. reaching Number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

From Rolling Stone US