With Singular: Act I, Carpenter approached the album a little bit older and a little bit wiser than when she began writing songs for her first album. She opted to push herself out of her comfort zone, flaunting the confidence of someone who has entered young adulthood and found their own voice. That same sense of empowerment is weaved throughout Singular: Act I: a set of eight sonic epiphanies (all of which she co-wrote) blending Carpenter's R&B-style vocals with the atmospheric pop sensibilities she helmed on her sophomore record EVOlution. “With every song I wanted to act and be able to tell the story theatrically, and that was something I don't think I got to do with EVOlution,” she said.
Carpenter enlisted a group of musical power players to help craft Singular: Act I including Stargate, Leland, Jason Evigan and Mike Sabath. Earlier this year she released “Alien” with Jonas Blue, as well as the first single from Singular: Act I, “Almost Love.” She most recently starred in the feature film The Hate U Give, based on Angie Thomas’ 2017 novel of the same name, and will take on her first leading role in The Short History of The Long Road in 2019.