Some may cringe at her poppy anthems, but Carly Rae Jepsen's supporters beg to differ.
Admit it, you liked “Call Me Maybe.” Even if you hated yourself for it (and couldn’t admit it publicly), you found that little summer song to be catchier than you could believe. Nobody, myself included, expected Carly Rae Jepsen to be more than a one–hit wonder.
But if you’re still thinking like this, then you clearly haven’t heard her newest album, “Kiss.”
While Beyonce sings with soul and Lady Gaga flexes her pseudo–intellect, Miss Jepsen focuses on fun. She employs energy and effortlessness. This is exactly the type of album a 26–year–old pop star should be putting out. You might think music should be fraught with meaning and depth, but usually I just want to dance to it. Mostly CRJ evokes a sound similar to an 80s–inspired Robyn. And have you ever been to a club when a Robyn song comes on? It’s blissful madness. Once the DJs get a hold of them, every single song on this album will be staples in dance halls across the country.
So what if her album release was delayed to potentially capitalize on her newfound fame? The success of “Call Me Maybe” might have hindered lesser artists, and Carly Rae will need to back up the hype she created with summer’s most popular song if she wants to remain relevant. But if she keeps producing stuff like “Kiss,” she’s here to stay, undoubtedly.