Carly Rae Jepsen the singer who sold over 17 million singles for her catchy pop song, “Call Me Maybe” confirmed she will not be releasing a disco album. In fact, just days leading up to the eventual release of her latest album Dedicated, Carly Rae Jepsen had hinted that the album would be disco-oriented. In the end, Jepsen explains in an interview with SFWeekly that the music didn’t turn out as she had envisioned.
Jepsen explains, “I had an album I named Disco Sweat that will probably never be released, and shouldn’t. I started off with a very strong intention to make an understated disco, living room dance party thing. I think that came from going to Sweden and really digging into some ABBA stuff. Then exploring the ’70s. I did ’80s last time, maybe I’ll do this. But it was never that simple,” Jepsen continues. “I think there are songs on the new album that achieved kinda what I was envisaging, I think ‘Julien’ is a good example of that. I ended up getting out of a rut, and found some songs that were a little ’90s that I wanted to include, a little something that made more sense than this Disco Sweat, that will be buried in my backyard.”
Jepsen will be touring the United States, Canada and Asia through the summer and fall this year. She found inspiration through classic pop records of the early ‘80s, for her album, E·MO·TION she is described as ‘conjuring up pop’s most thrilling paradoxes and delivering songs both carefree and introspective, tender and bold, sensitive and self-assured.’ She shares, “The one intention I had going into making this album was to take my time and create something I was really proud of—something that showed sides of me that I hadn’t ever revealed in my music before.”
Through immersing herself in the intense songwriting process that yielded E·MO·TION, Jepsen ended up having to do away with over a hundred songs. “Writing so many songs and then narrowing it down to the few that actually wound up on the album was rough in a lot of ways—it’s hard to kill your darlings,” she says. “But despite all that it never felt like work, because I really do love writing so much.”
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