After releasing her incredible new single “Why” and its accompanying music video, Sabrina Carpenter put her fans up to a challenge: get the song to 25 million streams, and she would unlock a very special behind-the-scenes video about the track. You know us Carpenters, you don’t have to tell us twice. (You can find me gushing about Sabrina’s music more fully here, and I promise will get on with this story now.)
The moment came where Sabrina dropped her BTS clip, which actually details the story behind making the video.
There are too many precious tidbits in the music video to count (including more wonderful Casey Cott scenes that we needed in our lives), but the one previously unknown fact that is sticking with me after several watches is that Sabrina revealed the production team filmed several alternate endings to the romantic music video, to better mimic the unpredictability of real-life relationships.
“We shot a lot of alternate endings, because I feel like the whole thing about this video is that, in real life, it could go either way,” Sabrina says in the video. “You could stay with someone even though you’re very different, sometimes your differences become too much. But you know that something brought you together in the first place.”
If you need me, I’ll be over here sobbing over how perfect that is.
You can watch Sabrina’s full, final “Why” video below, and see if how you previously thought about the video changes at all now. Make sure to leave your reactions below!