Eyes Wide Open is the debut studio album of American singer and actress Sabrina Carpenter. It was released on April 14, 2015 by Hollywood Records. The album is preceded by the release of the lead single, "We'll Be the Stars".
The album's lead single, "We'll Be the Stars", was released on January 13, 2015. It made its radio premiere via Radio Disney a day earlier.
Carpenter made the lead track off of the album, "Eyes Wide Open", available for those who pre-ordered the album on iTunes on April 7, 2015. It was released as the album's second single, with the video premiering June 14, 2015. In 2016, the song won the Radio Disney Music Award for "Best Anthem".
Writing for the website Headline Planet, Brian Cantor gave the album a positive review, focusing on the emotion conveyed by Sabrina Carpenter's performance. He wrote, "Decidedly loose in construct but rich in personality, “Eyes Wide Open” provides Carpenter with an opportunity to establish her own identity and leave her own mark." Cantor believed the more heavily produced songs put Carpenter at a disadvantage, playing against her strengths. In particular, he singled out "Eyes Wide Open" and "We'll Be the Stars" as weaker songs on the album that do not showcase Carpenter's talents and personality to their full potential. "With every passing moment–even on her weaker tracks–" Cantor wrote, "Carpenter creates distance between the conception and reality of a teen artist."
|Eyes Wide Open — Standard edition|
|1.||Eyes Wide Open||Sabrina Carpenter • Audra Mae • Jerrod Bettis • Meghan Kabir||Mitch Allan||3:12|
|2.||Can't Blame a Girl for Trying||Al Anderson • Meghan Trainor • Chris Gelbuda||Brian Malouf||2:49|
|3.||The Middle of Starting Over||Jim McGorman • Robb Vallier • Michelle Moyer||Malouf • McGorman • Vallier||3:32|
|4.||We'll Be the Stars||Steven Solomon • Skyler Stonestreet • Cameron Walker||3:06|
|5.||Two Young Hearts||Ben Berger • Mae • Ryan McMahon||Captain Cuts||3:53|
|6.||Your Love's Like||Matthew Tishler • Phil Bentley • Lindsey Lee • Sabrina Carpenter||Matthew Tishler||3:29|
|7.||Too Young||Carpenter • Jon Ingoldsby||Ingoldsby||4:14|
|8.||Seamless||Carpenter • Chelsea Lena • Jon Levine||Levine||3:06|
|9.||Right Now||Carpenter • Jordan Higgins • Lindsay Rush||Higgins||3:35|
|10.||Darling I'm a Mess||Trainor||2:59|
|11.||White Flag||Scott Harris • Cara Salimando • Kyle Dykstra||Matt Squire||3:18|
|12.||Best Thing I Got||Julie Frost • John Gordon||Gordon||3:19|
The album debuted at number 43 on the US Billboard 200 chart, number 31 on the US Billboard Top Album Sales chart, and number 14 on the US Billboard Digital Albums chart. According to Billboard and Soundscan, the album sold over 12,000 copies in its first week release.
|US Billboard 200||43|
|United States||April 14, 2015||Digital download||Hollywood Records|||