EVOLution (stylized as ƎVO⅃ UTION) is the second studio album by American singer and actress Sabrina Carpenter. It was released on October 14, 2016 by Hollywood Records. A United States tour of the same name began on October 18, 2016.
The lead single from the album, "On Purpose", was released on July 29, 2016. The album was made available for pre-order and the first promotional single, titled "All We Have Is Love", was released on September 23, 2016. "Run and Hide" was released as the second promotional single on September 30, 2016. "Thumbs" was released as the third and final promotional single on October 7, 2016.
Evolution was met with positive reviews, with critics complimenting Carpenter's sense of maturity and growth on the album in comparison to her debut album. Christine M. Sellers of The Celebrity Cafe wrote that Carpenter "proves she's not just another Disney darling transitioning through her teenage years" and that the album "showcases Carpenter's growth as both a songwriter and a vocalist". Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues of ANDPOP gave the album 3.8 thumbs up, saying that "with Evolution, Sabrina is showing a mature musical side, willing to experiment with techno beats, lyrics and what she can do vocally. She provides an interesting indie yet synth take on pop music, and has clearly found a unique sound that she shines in, that separates her from the rest".
EVOLution debuted at number 28 on the US Billboard 200 and sold 11,500 copies in its first week.
|EVOLution — Standard edition|
|1.||On Purpose||Sabrina Carpenter • Ido Zmishlany||Zmishlany||3:58|
|2.||Feels Like Loneliness||Carpenter • Zmishlany||Zmishlany||3:20|
|3.||Thumbs||Priscilla Renea • Steve Mac||Mac||3:36|
|4.||No Words||Carpenter • Zmishlany||Zmishlany||3:32|
|5.||Run and Hide||Carpenter • James Michael Robbins||Robbins||3:29|
|6.||Mirage||Nick Bailey • Carpenter • Jeff Halavacs • Ryan Ogren||Ogren • Halatrax*||3:25|
|7.||Don't Want It Back||Carpenter • Steph Jones • Robert Leon Persaud||Persaud||3:01|
|8.||Shadows||Carpenter • Jones • Persaud||Persaud||2:52|
|9.||Space||Carpenter • Missy Modell • Daniel Kyriakides||Daylight||3:06|
|10.||All We Have Is Love||Carpenter • Afshin Salmani • Josh Cumbee||NONFICTION||3:02|
* Signifies an additional producer
|Chart (2016)|| Peak|
|Australian Albums (ARIA)||44|
|Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)||181|
|Canadian albums (Billboard)||84|
|Irish Albums (IRMA)||98|
|New Zealand Heatseekers Albums (Recorded Music NZ)||4|
|US Billboard 200||28|