She’s Coming! Carly Rae Jepsen Teases A New Song Called “This Love Isn’t Crazy”


Carly Rae Jepsen is gearing up for a massive comeback, and it may be here sooner than later. It has been nearly three years since the “Run Away With Me” icon rolled out her 2015 opus, Emotion, and fans are certainly hungry for new music. Yesterday (April 1), the 32-year-old graciously offered up a taste of what she is working on in the recording studio. Taking to Instagram, she uploaded a snippet of a track onto her story. Unsurprisingly, it sounds like she has another massive anthem on her hands.

Fans are speculating that the song is called “This Love Isn’t Crazy.” Boasting another buoyant synth-pop production, the 13-second teaser appears to feature an explosive chorus. “You’re holding my hand now, this love isn’t crazy,” Carly belts over a joyous production. It is unclear what the song is intended for, but the Canadian promised that new music was on the way last December. She also revealed that she has already worked on more than 80 songs in the years since she released her last LP.

Previous interviews have alluded to a potential disco inspiration this time around, which would make perfect sense for the pop star. If things go according to plan, 2018 could be a very good year for the Canadian siren. She spent the better part of January and February on the road with Katy Perry, and now seems like the perfect time to get something new out. Regardless of whether “This Love Isn’t Crazy” is a lead single, it is clear evidence that Carly is heading in the right direction and is cooking up more hits. Give the sample a listen below!

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Is Carly Rae Jepsen Teasing Lyrics To A New Song?


Carly Rae Jepsen promised that “new music is in fact on the way” in December and it looks like she’s a woman of her word. Canada’s greatest export updated her Instagram bio over the weekend with what appear to be lyrics to a new song. “When you move it’s like a disco darling — all my dreams come true,” it reads. Given that CRJ previously said she “very much into disco-y things” when asked to describe the new album, which apparently also references ABBA, it’s not too big a leap. In fact, fans have already christened the track “Disco Darling.”

It will be great to have Carly back. 2017 was a curious year for the 32 year-old. She popped up here and there, recording collaborations with Lil Yachty and Charli XCXas well as singing backup on Bleachers’ “Hate That You Know Me.” Carly also contributed “Cut To The Feeling” (one of the best songs of the year) to the Leap!soundtrack and is currently on the road as the opening act on Katy Perry’s Witness Tour. Bring on her glittery, disco era!

Disco bum in the parking lot. Shot by @carleysolether

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Carly Rae Jepsen Confirms That New Music Is On The Way


Carly Rae Jepsen is up to something. The pop star shared behind-the-scenes pics from a photo shoot on Instagram along with the heart-stopping message “new music is in fact on the way.” Hopefully, she’s not just referring to her feature on Charli XCX’s imminent Pop 2mixtape. The fact that she is posing for pics on her own suggests that we could be getting the first taste of her new LP in early 2018. After all, she has been chipping away at the project for two years and recently revealed that she has more than 80 songs in the can.

2017 has been a rather strange year for the 32-year-old. She popped up here and there, recording a surprise collaboration with Lil Yachty, the Target exclusive “It Takes Two,” and singing backup on Bleachers’ “Hate That You Know Me.” Carly also contributed “Cut To The Feeling” (one of the best songs of the year) to the Leap!soundtrack and hit the road as the opening act on Katy Perry’s Witness Tour. Hopefully, we’ll see a lot more of her soon.

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Charli XCX Teases A New Mixtape Featuring Carly Rae Jepsen & Tove Lo


It looks like Charli XCX is about to save pop with another mixtape. The Brit teased the project on Twitter last night (December 3) and shared a list of potential collaborators including Carly Rae JepsenTove LoAlmaKim PetrasCupcakKeBrooke CandyPabllo Vittar and Caroline Polachek. That lineup sounds too good to be true, but it didn’t take an update account long to find the purported tracklist. If it’s valid, we’re about to get a Charli x CRJ duet called “Backseat” — among other pop treasures.

Of course, the “Vroom Vroom” hitmaker dropped a mixtape earlier this year called Number 1 Angel. It was a response to her record label continuously pushing back her third album and contained collaborations with MØ, StarrahRAYE and Uffie as well as CupcakKe’s introduction to the (kind of) mainstream, “Lipgloss.” Hopefully, Charli will drop the project before Christmas and snatch a place on some best of 2017 countdowns. See her tweet and the tracklist below.

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Should Have Been Bigger: Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Run Away With Me”


In this franchise, we look back on songs that deserved a little more love and attention.

In 2015 Carly Rae Jepsen released her career-defining opus, Emotion. After dominating pop music with 2011’s “Call Me Maybe,” the Canadian hitmaker seemed destined for big things. Her 2012 album, Kiss, cashed in on saccharine productions and addictive hooks. However, it catered to a younger audience of pop listeners and failed to spawn a second massive hit. When she returned to the scene with Emotion, she redefined her sound and helped drive pop in a new direction.

The album’s lead single, “I Really Like You” attempted to recreate the instantly iconic chorus of her breakout single. After a years-long absence from radio, Carly’s team were hungry for a quick hit. They returned to what had previously been a winning formula and teased fans with a youthful bop. Although the single failed to recreate the viral success of its predecessor, it still became a respectable top 40 hit.

If the album’s first single felt a little reductive, the followup would define Emotion. Teaming up with Mattman & RobinShellbackOscar Holter and Jonnali Parmenius, Carly travelled back to the ’80s and struck synth pop gold on “Run Away With Me.” Opening with a distinctive synth line, the track evolved into a sprawling and besotted love song.

“You’re stuck in my head, stuck on my heart, stuck in my body, body. I wanna go, get outta here. I’m sick of the party, party. I’d run away. I’d run away with you,” she chants over exuberant production on the opening verse. The irresistible production builds under Carly’s warm vocals. Synths shimmer and the beat races forward before everything drops out only to come back harder than ever on the chorus. Lovingly crafted and dynamically layered, the single was heralded as one of the best releases of the year and seemed destined to top “Call Me Maybe.”

The David Kalani Larkins-directed music video was a straightforward but endearing affair. After calling in favors from the likes of Justin Bieber and Tom Hanks for “I Really Like You,” Carly’s second offering felt a little more intimate. In it she escapes to cities across the globe with a lover behind the camera. He lovingly captures footage as she races through airports and cheerily dances down the streets while pulling him along by the arm. The carefree effort culminates in a hotel performance and ends with her looking out a window and surveying her new surroundings.

The visual took on an autobiographical quality as Carly embarked on a world tour and revisited several of the cities to perform later that year. Of course, “Run Away With Me” opened the show with an explosion of energy at every new city. She also performed the fan-favorite during a handful of promotional appearances around the album’s release. As the single developed a cult following and racked up rave reviews, it should have become the year’s inescapable hit.

Despite its warm reception, the track failed to find a foothold on the charts. After “I Really Like You” stalled out, radio abandoned the Canadian hitmaker. “Run Away With Me” missed the Billboard Hot 100 entirely and peaked on the lower end of the charts in Canada. Although the vibrant single had a little bit more luck on club charts in the US, it still failed to live up to expectations.

However, the buoyant single developed an instant cult following and has achieved an iconic status with fans. Similar to Britney Spears’ BlackoutEmotion was the underperforming opus that would help spawn a pop revolution. “Run Away With Me” helped bring about a renaissance of synth pop in 2016 that resulted in hits like Ariana Grande’s “Into You.” Even though it never had its moment at the top of the charts, it helped cement the siren’s status as one of pop’s most reliable for a timeless bop. Revisit Carly’s seminal release below!

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