“To me ‘Party For One’ is an anthem of what it is to celebrate time with yourself, which is a hard thing for people to really enjoy sometimes, and it’s something I’m learning to do more and more,” Jepsen explained in a statement. “This song represents a lot of what this album is about for me which is romantic love but self-love too.”
The video was directed by Bardi Zeinali, and follows Jepsen and others as they each throw a party for themselves in their hotel rooms.
According to Consequence of Sound, the song was co-written by Jepsen and and produced by Captain Cuts and HIGHTOWER. “Party For One” is the first official preview of Jepsen’s forthcoming album, slated to drop in 2019.
This will be the long awaited followup to Jepsen’s 2015 album Emotion, which peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Top 200. Since then, she has satiated fans with two companion albums, Emotion Remixed and Emotion: Side B, which were both released in 2016.
Photo credit: Mauricio Alvarado