Carly Rae Jepsen Has A(nother) Quarantine Album For You

It’s me, ya boi and Carly Rae Jepsen correspondent (a Carly Rae Jepsen news Twitter account follows me now, so you know it’s legit), here with some fresh CRJ news.

So, if like me, you’ve had a gigantic boost in serotonin, then you’ve also probably been listening to Carly Rae Jepsen’s new Dedicated Side B album. Featuring 12 incredible theatrical pop bangers, dripping in groovy basslines, funky synth and keyboards chords, simple drum beats and therapeutic lyrics like “somebody wants you, somebody cares,” it’s undeniably one of my favourite things to come out this year and the thing that’s getting me through this whole self-isolation period.

Well, we’re happy to report that, not only does that slap, but our queen apparently has another album on the way. A quarantine album, to be precise.

And, excuse my french but putain de merde.

Carly Rae Jepsen’s Quarantine Album

In an interview with Vox’s Switched On Pop podcast, Jepsen revealed she’s “already made an entire quarantine album,” and we’re not talking about Dedicated Side B.

“Tavish [Crowe, Jepsen’s main producer] and I have already made an entire quarantine album, and it’s very different [and] it’s kind of fun,” the Emotion singer told Switched On Pop co-hosts Charlie Harding and Nate Sloan. “We had to do it around Zoom or things like that so it’s been like a challenge but a really fun one.”

“You kind of write differently that way. You have more time to kind of be away from the song for a minute, so I find it to be a whole new style of going at it, and I really like it.”

For reference, this juicy bit of info starts around 39:10 of the podcast below. As of right now, all we know is that it exists. Another Carly Rae Jepsen album besides Dedicated Side B is out there…somewhere. We suspect to hear more news in the coming months.

In the same interview, Jepsen breaks down her music career and the songs featured in each album and side B.

One tiny detail that I absolutely love from the above podcast is that she wants to add more saxophone solos to her songs but the people in her label keep trying to stop her. If it weren’t for those men in suits in their hoighty-toighty glass towers, we could’ve had another “Run Away With Me”… shaking my damn head at these white collar crooks for denying us of some solid bops. 

In the same interview, Jepsen adds that she whittled down 200 songs to Dedicated Side B’s twelve tracks, that her infamous track “Disco Sweats” may never see the light of day, and that she wants to make a side B for every album’s one year anniversary going forward, which I am extremely here for. 

Prior to Dedicated in 2019, it had been a sad four years since we last had a Carly Rae Jepsen album. So, the idea that we could get three in the space of two years is wild. In a month featuring new albums from Charli XCX, Perfume Genius, Lady Gaga, and Lorde casually dropping she’s nearly finished her album, we’re absolutely being fed this quarantine period.

Julian Rizzo-Smith is a writer and producer. He also claims to be a vine historian, avid connoisseur of low-fi beats, indie hip hop and Kermit memes. In a perfect world, he’d be married to Tyler the Creator, own an Arcanine and a Lapras, and don his own Sailor Scouts uniform. He tweets @GayWeebDisaster, which is also, coincidentally, how one might describe him.

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