Carly Rae Jepsen Hints at New Music Coming Soon

It’s been an excruciating wait since pop music “it” girl Carly Rae Jepsen released her incredible, 80’s inspired album Emotion. And although she helped us get through the period between new albums by releasing an equally excellent group of Emotion B-Sides, fans have become increasingly antsy for a new LP, especially after Jepsen spoke and performed at this year’s New Yorker festival.

Jepsen told The New Yorker Festival crowd that she has already written over 80 songs for the upcoming record. “Being 80 songs, it could be a lot of things,” said Jepsen when asked to give an update on the album. “At this point, it’s about kind of choosing them and polishing it and getting it to a place where I can feel the order makes sense.”

Carly Rae Jepsen

Though 80 sounds like a lot, it’s nothing compared to the 200 songs Jepsen had in her arsenal for the recording of Emotion, some of which were delivered post-Emotion on an incredible collection of B-Sides. We’re not sure if “Cut to the Feeling”—which Jepsen released earlier this year—will appear on her forthcoming album, but considering how much material she has to choose from, we wouldn’t be surprised if the dance heavy track remains a solo single.

When asked about what styles of music have gone to influence her upcoming album, Jepsen gave the audience a surprising response. “I was really highly attracted to this understated disco,” said Jepsen as she was cut off by a round of cheers and applause. “In going into the studio sometimes I would realize that, ‘Oh, I wanted disco, but I’ve made a mambo.’ So, I’m not really doing any disclaimers about what this is going to be, because I think it’s got different flavors in there.”

Carly Rae Jepsen

Jepsen remains tight-lipped about her new album, but has said she is working with producer Patrik Berger, who worked on some of Swedish singer Robyn’s albums. On Tuesday (Dec. 12) Jepsen shared some hints via Instagram stories re: her new album. In one Instagram story snap, you can see Jepsen dancing and the sentence, “New music is in fact on the way,” written across it.

In another, Jepsen is goofing off with a friend/photographer. She is barely recognizable with her long blonde hair, a new look for Jepsen. Since the photo shoot was publicized, we’re hoping that Carly Rae Jepsen’s new material will arrive sooner than we thought.

While there is still no album title or official release date for Carly Rae Jepsen’s new record, we are hoping that 2018 begins with more contagious, pop material from the “Call Me Maybe” singer. In the mean time, check out the official music video for Carly Rae Jepsen’s only single from 2017, “Cut to the Feeling”, below.


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