One may wonder what it would be like to call Carly Rae Jepsen. It may be impossible to know exactly, but it is a given that Jepsen would open up her heart during the conversation.
The 36-year-old knows a thing or two about sharing her feelings. The pop music songstress, who rose to fame a decade ago with the infectious pop music masterpiece “Call Me Maybe,” is about to release her latest album.
Jepsen began composing the album that would eventually become “The Loneliest Time” two years ago- a period of time when many of us were collectively thinking about loneliness after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The album, which will be released this Friday, (a big release day for pop music), will focus greatly on universally felt feelings. In a new interview with The Cut, Jepsen focuses a lot on the intricacies that come with being someone who feels her feelings quite deeply but also finds solace in the knowledge that there are many, many people who feel those same feelings just as strongly.
Pop Music Fans Draw ‘Swift’ Parallels From Jepsen To A Fellow Pop Princess
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It’s no secret Jepsen’s appeal could have a lot to do with her willingness to broadcast her innermost feelings, just like one of her fellow pop princesses!
In The Blast’s birthday tribute for Jepsen from last year, we detailed the social media reaction around the possibility of Jepsen collaborating with Taylor Swift on a hypothetical track from Swift’s “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” which Swift’s fanbase of ‘Swifties’ have been anticipating for a long time!
A fan on Twitter wrote, “if taylor and carly rae never collab at some point it will be one of the biggest missed opportunities in music history” at the time.
Cut To The Feeling: Carly Rae Reflects On The Concept Of Loneliness
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Regardless if the duo ever share the mic one day, Jepsen and Swift have one massively mutual aspect to their careers; she has a deep understanding of the extent of her feelings.
Creating “The Loneliest Time” wasn’t only just a ‘lonely’ period for Jepsen; it was a time of catharsis for the pop princess.
Jepsen has long known she has had a longtime relationship with the concept of loneliness.
“It’s been a lifelong inquiry that I’ve had with myself about my relationship to loneliness,” she told the publication about her new record.
The tracks on “The Loneliest Time” focus a lot on Jepsen’s personal relationship with loneliness.
Jepsen continued, “The idea that you have to be happy by yourself- like, ‘Go be alone and be happy!’- that’s b*lls*it to me,” she said. “You become really happy on your own when you know you have connections out there.”
The “All That” singer drew and elaborates on an important connection in the interview.
“Loneliness is a similar thing to love,” Jepsen observed. “It’s felt everywhere by everyone at different moments in their life.”
Jepsen’s fanbase will soon have plenty of opportunities to go deeper into Jepsen’s relationship with loneliness. “The Loneliest Time” will be released on Friday, October 21st!