"Not About You" is a song by American actress and singer Sofia Carson from her debut studio album, Ethereal (2017). Carson wrote the song alongside the song's producer, Joel Little, and with Teddy Geiger and Scott Harris. She also has a co-producer credit on the track. The song was made available for digital download and streaming on November 18, 2016 and was later serviced to contemporary hit and rhythmic radio on January 2, 2017 as the album's third single. "Not About You" is a bubblegum pop and synth-pop song and features "an upbeat baseline and heavy synths" in its instrumentation.

The song peaked at number 9 on the US Billboard Hot 100, number 8 on the Canadian Hot 100, number 6 on the UK Singles chart, number 5 on the Australian ARIA Charts and number 7 on the New Zealand Singles Chart. It also peaked at number 3 on the US Mainstream Top 40 chart. Its music video was directed by Hannah Lux Davis and was released on December 30, 2016. Carson has promoted the song with televised performances on Saturday Night Live on January 14, 2017 and at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on February 12, 2017, among others.

Background and release

Carson announced the release of a new track via her social media accounts on November 4, 2016. She then revealed the cover artwork, release date and title of the song the following week. The song was made available on all platforms on November 18, 2016 and was later serviced to contemporary hit and rhythmic radio on January 2, 2017.

Music video

The music video for "Not About You" was released on December 30, 2016. It was directed by Hannah Lux Davis and has accumulated over 300 million views as of January 2019.

The music video features Carson on a brown balcony in a pink dress made of silk. She then enters the house and is then show wearing a white top and black panties while laying on a bed covered in roses, with a water fountain behind it.

Live performances

Carson performed "Not About You" for the first time on Saturday Night Live on January 14, 2017.

List of live performances

  • January 14, 2017 – Saturday Night Live ("Not About You", "Fragile Feelings")
  • February 12, 2017 – 59th Annual Grammy Awards ("Not About You")
  • February 22, 2017 – Brit Awards ("Not About You")
  • March 5, 2017 – iHeartRadio Music Awards ("Not About You")

Track listing

Digital download
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Not About You"
  • Sofia Carson
  • Joel Little
  • Teddy Geiger
  • Scott Harris
  • Little
  • Carson
2:51
Total length: 2:51
Anki Remix
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Not About You" (Anki Remix)
  • Sofia Carson
  • Joel Little
  • Teddy Geiger
  • Scott Harris
  • Little
  • Anki
  • Carson
3:03
Total length: 3:03

Charts

Weekly charts

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