StreeXB Global Talent SearchCarly has really come far from “Call Me Maybe.”

She moves on to a range of pop styles from 80’s inspired synth pop and disco with some modern pop.

It’s astonishingly effective and like the best pop, demands to be listened to ad.

Even though she’s come far from her one-hit wonder that seemed like several summers ago, we still get that catchy vibe from her music.

As annoying as it gets “Call Me Maybe” was the most popular pop song when it came out. Yes, everyone was making fun of the song. They were teasing it for the repetitive lyrics and being super “pop” sounding. However, this song reached number one internationally. It inspired hilarious dances and choreography as well as covers by well-known artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Cody Simpson, Fun, and Big Time Rush. It was even covered by the television series Glee. As much as everyone denies it, “Call Me Maybe” was a great pop hit, made possible by Carly Rae Jepsen. She has released a new album “E.MO.TION” which features the catchy pop hit “I Really Like You.”

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Until this year, Carly Rae Jepsen‘s name was all but a punchline.

Blame radio for over-saturating the airwaves with her flirty, string-filled smash “Call Me Maybe” in 2012, despite the arsenal of equally good (and better) material waiting to be discovered on the rest of her record. Blame the Internet for squeezing the remaining life out of the tune with parody videos and memes galore.

But don’t blame Carly herself for being miscast by the public as a one-hit wonder, considered a brief blip on pop radio and nothing more.

The truth is that Carly Rae Jepsen has always been excellent, regardless of who’s been paying attention: The album that bore her inescapable smash, Kiss, is almost notoriously underrated (if such a thing is possible), packed with sparkling electro-pop gems with all the effervescence of a J-pop record, featuring contributions from some of the industry’s finest songwriters. (The failure of the Max Martin-produced “Tonight I’m Getting Over You” to even make a dent in the Top 40 is just one of the many injustices of the CRJ catalog.)


Inspired while standing sidestage during Cyndi Lauper‘s set at the 2013 Supersonic Festival in Japan, Carly went to work on an ’80s-leaning pop record two years ago.

“These melodies, her voice, the way it cut through all of the pop of today in my head, I was like, ‘I need to latch onto this, there’s something here that needs to come back in a big way’,” she explained to back in April.

To achieve that nostalgic sound, Jepsen recorded with a wealth of collaborators hailing from very different spaces in music: from Swedish super-producers to like Shellback and Mattman & Robin to fuzz-pop dream pairing Ariel Rechtshaid and Dev Hynes to pop’s premiere penner Sia to Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij.

And while the several dozen acts listed in the liner notes could have easily lent to an eclectic set, E·MO·TION is almost flawless in its cohesion, capturing the glee of “Dress You Up”-era Madonna, the bedroom-ready funk of Prince and, of course, Cyndi — all while sounding much more true to the era than a certain other insanely popular, “’80s-inspired” record. Ahem.

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