Carly Rae Jepsen

Carly Rae Jepsen in "Run Away with Me" video

Carly Rae Jepsen in “Run Away with Me” video

…but it probably won’t be.

Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen released the music video for the second single off her new album E.mo.tion today, which excited me because the new single is really good.

It’s obvious Jepesn’s team is trying to push “Run Away with Me” ahead of the album’s U.S. release date (August 21) in order to spark some interest for the project.

The video is pretty standard, though. Jepsen runs around various cities twirling around gleefully and doing karaoke with friends in the footage.

As far as the single goes, it’s amazing. The horn refrain. The suggestive chorus (“Baby, take me to the feeling. I’ll be your sinner and secret when the lights go out. Run away with me.”). The catchy chorus. It’s everything you expect from a Carly Rae Jepsen single.

The unfortunate thing is the album has been out overseas for weeks now, meaning anyone who really wanted to hear the album probably already has.

Still, the cards may not be stacked in her favor but I will remain team #JusticeforCarlyRaeJepsen. Continue reading

School Boy/Interscope Records

School Boy/Interscope Records

These past few weeks have been hard for me.

Ever since I realized 2015 would not be the year that Carly Rae Jepsen finally received the justice she deserves, I’ve just felt numb. What is there to love about a world that doesn’t recognize that her 80s-inspried pop music is some of the best of it’s kind in recent years?

Anyway, there’s a new Bleachers remix of “I Really Like You.” It sounds just like a Bleachers remix should.

Heavy on the percussion.

MORE SYNTHS.

And all without taking away from that infectiously repetitive chorus.

It’s good stuff, indeed.

It won’t do anything to help with album sales, though, since the album is already in Japan (and, thus, has already leaked globally), but doesn’t come out in America until August 21.

It’s very typical of Jack Antonoff to provide hope where there is none. It’s like a requirement for all fun. band members, I think. (Assuming fun. will continue to be a thing in the future. OMG. What if it doesn’t?!) Continue reading

School Boy/Interscope Records

School Boy/Interscope Records


The campaign for justice for Carly Rae Jepsen has officially begun.

The “Call Me Maybe” singer is finally ready to return to the pop world that completely disregarded her really really good sophomore album Kiss.

“I Really Like You” is a repetitive synth-pop number (“I really really really really really really like you”) in the same vein as Jepsen’s previous releases. It’s jubilant. It’s carefree. It’s childish.

I promise you it will be stuck in your head with just one listen.

Now, let’s just hope the follow up and the album builds on this sound and proves that the singer has what it takes to make people pay attention. Continue reading

Carly Rae Jepsen performs "Tonight I'm Getting Over You" on Live with Kelly & Michael

Carly Rae Jepsen performs “Tonight I’m Getting Over You” on Live with Kelly & Michael

I get so excited when people actually pay attention to Carly Rae Jepsen instead of placing her to the side and labeling her a one-hit wonder. The artist, who happens to have several potential hits on her debut album Kiss, stopped by ‘Live with Kelly & Michael’ a few days ago to perform her latest single “Tonight I’m Getting Over You” sans her remix pal Nicki Minaj. The performance was cute and flirty, and Jepsen’s bangs were captivating as usual (her dance moves, not so much). Continue reading

Carly Rae Jepsen in "Tonight (I'm Getting Over You)" Carly Rae Jepsen in “Tonight (I’m Getting Over You)”

Carly Rae Jepsen in “Tonight (I’m Getting Over You)”

I love Carly Rae Jepsen and it honestly bothers me that all of the potential hits on her debut album Kiss didn’t get all of the attention they deserved. Sadly “Tonight I’m Getting Over You,” Jepsen’s latest single, has pretty much flopped,  so her team did what every pop star does when they need to gain attention: They put a rapper on the remix. Nicki Minaj comes in towards the end of the dub-step breakup tune to tell her ex-boo how she’s getting over him. It’s pretty catchy, honestly. Continue reading

Carly Rae Jepsen in "Tonight (I'm Getting Over You)"

Carly Rae Jepsen in “Tonight (I’m Getting Over You)”

Carly Rae Jepsen, queen of pop, has released the music video for her latest single “Tonight I’m Getting Over You.” The video doesn’t feature a rave, despite the single being about dancing all night in an attempt to forget an ex, but I can’t be too mad since I recently complained about videos being predictable.

The video does show Jepsen sporting a perfect messy bun and loving/fighting a cute boy though, which is more than enough for me.

Check it out below and share your thoughts! Continue reading

604/Schoolboy/Interscope

604/Schoolboy/Interscope

Carly Rae Jepsen, Queen of pop, is preparing to release the third single from her debut album Kiss.Tonight I’m Getting Over You,” follows previous singles “Call Me Maybe” and “This Kiss” and will impact radio this week.

I’ve said time and time again that Kiss is pop goodness, but it seems like people don’t would rather box Jepsen up as a one-hit wonder than give her a full chance. Hopefully this new single will get everyone dancing and force them to reconsider!

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Carly Rae Jepsen Performs On NBC’s New Years Eve w/ Carson Daly

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve had all of the major performances, but Carson Daly’s New Years celebration on NBC managed to snag Carly Rae Jepsen and her hit single “Call Me Maybe.” The Canadian songstress performed her first single with a little help from her hypeman/boss Justin Bieber.

Cute. Continue reading

Viacom

HUGE event for music lovers! The online platforms of Viacom networks MTV, VH1, CMT, and Comedy Central will have an 8-hour live stream of ‘Big & Best Of 2012′. At 12pm the networks will celebrate the year in music and engage fans with a fan army battle. Competing stanbases include Katy Perry’s Katycats, Rihanna’s Navy, Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters, Taylor Swift’s Swifties, Ke$ha’s Animals, One Direction’s Directioners, Justin Bieber’s Beliebers, Nicki Minaj’s Barbz, Bruno Mars’ Hooligans (who knew?!), Demi Lovato’s Lovatics, Chris Brown’s Team Breezy and Britney Spears’ Team Britney.

Carly Rae Jepsen will share her favorite moments of the year and Grace Potter will perform. More celebrities will be announced soon. The fan bases will compete across social media. There will be live performances and countdown lists of the past year, plus celeb interviews.

‘Big & Best Of 2012’ streams live December 12th 2012 at 12pm.

Via MTV