What You Need To Know - September 18, 2015

Carly Rae Jepsen’s E•MO•TION - What You Need To Know
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Carly Rae Jepsen’s E•MO•TION - What You Need To Know

Carly Rae Jepsen returns with her brand new album E•MO•TION today (you can preview and purchase it on the right-hand side of the page) and here is everything you need to know about it...


What’s The Background?

From almost all of 2012 and most of 2013 it was impossible to escape Carly Rae Jepsen’s megahit ‘Call Me Maybe’, it sold 18 million copies and seemed to be constantly on rotation on just about every radio station. After selling over a million copies of Kiss, the album that featured ‘Call Me Maybe’, Jepsen completed touring in the end of 2013 and bunkered down to work on the follow-up, after taking time out to star as Cinderella on Broadway in a very successful revival of the classic fairy tale.

Throughout 2014 Jepsen recorded in studios across the world, working with a variety of different co-writers, producers and experimenting with many different sounds, all of which added up to E•MO•TION...


Who’s Producing It?

Jepsen and her team have called in the big guns this time, with the likes of Shellback, the man behind big hits for Maroon 5, Taylor Swift and P!nk, Sia, who helped Jepsen pen ‘Boy Problems’ and ‘Making The Most Of The Night’, Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij, and, most interestingly, Ariel Rechtshaid, the man who helped Haim and Sky Ferreira deliver smash hit debut albums.


Any Special Guests?

Lots of big co-writers, but no special guests this time.

What Does It Sound Like?

It’s a real mixture. There are the big, bubblegum pop moments like early single ‘I Really Like You’ and the album’s title track, then there are tracks like ‘Warm Blood’ and ‘Your Type’, which are driven by icy electronic grooves and throbbing basslines. To add to that there’s also ‘All That’, a huge, arms aloft, Mariah Carey style ballad.

Does It Deliver?

This is a much more varied album than Kiss, which was a straightforward pop record, it’s more experimental and it’ll probably take more listens, but there’s way more on offer here than you’d expect. Well worth checking out.


Carly Rae Jepsen’s new album E•MO•TION is out now.

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