Carly Rae Jepsen

Lockdown Listening

I thought I’d write a post about of some of the new albums I’ve been enjoying while in lockdown.

Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa

This 80s/Disco infused second album from Dua Lipa is full of bops, and I would say better than her first album. My top tracks are Physical, Don’t Start Now,Cool, Levitating and Hallucinate. The podcast Switched On Pop have a great episode where they deconstruct Don’t Start Now and break down all the elements that make the song e.g. text painting (where music reflects the music)

100 Gecs – Tree of clues

Technically a remix album of 100 Gecs debut album 1000 Gegs. 100 Gecs sound is best described as very polarizing! The album features songs with high pitch,glitchy vocals and pulsating beats through out which are so DAMN CATCHY. The catchiness really reminds me of bubblegum meme songs I used to listen to in my teen years. My Fave tracks include xXXi_wud_nvrstøp_ÜXXx (would make a great 2000’s MSN messenger name) stupid horse, ringtone and hand crushed by a mallet (feat Fall Out Boy)

how i’m feeling now – Charli XCX

This is Charli’s made in quarantine album. I really like this album and the lyrics are very fitting for the time. The glitchy music feeling even making a great soundtrack for these highly uncertain anxious times. fave tracks – forever, claws and anthems.

Dedicated Side B – Carly Rae Jepsen

Queen of Side B albums/EPs! E•MO•TION Side B is probably my fave of CRJ records and just proves the quality of Jepsen’s B sides. Dedicated Side B is another great addition to Jepsen’s catalogue. It also raises the question of how many unreleased gems Jepsen has locked away. My Fave tracks are The Keeper,This Love Isn’t Crazy and Solo.

Sawayama – Rina Sawayama

This debut album is very eclectic sonically, which some would argue that it is not sonically cohesive but neither is Red by Taylor Swift which is one of my fave albums. Sawayama dives into various genres such as nu metal, pop and rock. My fave tracks are Bad Friend, Tokyo Love Hotel, Paradisin’ and STFU!

folklore – Taylor Swift

This is the kind of album I’ve wanted from Taylor Swift for a while. As much as I love her pop records, I’ve missed her storyteller songs, so its great to hear a stripped back album of pure story songs. Fave tracks – Cardigan, My Tears Ricochet, August and Betty.

Chromatica – Lady Gaga

PopGa is back! This album did not disappoint and I love listening from start to end. The Album is tied together very nicely with the Chromatica interludes including Chromatica II with that godly transition into 911. My fave tracks are Rain On Me, Sine From Above, Fun Tonight and Sour Candy.

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I Really Really Really Really Really Really Like Carly Rae Jepsen’s New Album!

On May 17th 2019 the world’s most likeable pop star Carly Rae Jepsen released her 4th Album ‘Dedicated’! The Canadian singer gained worldwide popularity in 2012 with her hit song “Call Me Maybe”, which became a viral internet sensation.

These days Jepsen popularity isn’t as mainstream, although she gained a loyal cult following within the LGBTQ Community after the release of her 3rd album ‘E•MO•TION”. “E•MO•TION” was full of 80’s inspired songs which was a departure from Jepsen’s previous “Call Me Maybe” sound, the songs however still retaining the catchy earworm quality of her biggest hit. “E•MO•TION” is a great pop record that I highly suggest you check it out if you haven’t already!

Album No.4 ‘Dedicated’ follows on the 80s pop inspired sound of “E•MO•TION” with some disco and modern influences mixed in. Jepsen wrote 200 songs for this album, which where then narrowed down to 15 songs with only the best songs making the cut. The album starts with the bright,electric guitar led funk/pop ‘Julien’ followed by synth led “No Drug Like Me”. “Want You in My Room” and “Happy Not Knowing” are two of the most infectious pop songs on the album and have found myself replaying them again and again, with the latter being my favourite off the album (Its very hard not sing/dance along to it!). “Real Love” is another one of my favourites, there is good balance of quieter vulnerable moments which build up to a danceable beat drop and then back to the stripped back production. ‘Now That I Found You’ is another highlight of the album which has has the most adorable music video featuring Instagram star ‘Shrampton’ a Scottish Fold cat famous for sitting like a human! All in all ‘Dedicated’ is another solid pop album from Carly Rae Jepsen, If had to sum up this album in one word… ADDICTIVE!

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Now That I Found Mew!

Popstar Carly Rae Jepsen has unveiled the new video for her latest single ‘Now That I Found You’ and what a purrfect video it is!

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Wut? Wasn’t me 👀 #flopbod

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‘Now That I Found You’ is the second single off Carly Rae Jepsen’s upcoming 4th album, the single was released 27th Feburary as double release with the song ‘No Drug Like Me’.

You can check out the feline-filled video below!

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