Carly Rae Jepsen Adds Some Smooth Jazz Sax to Wham's 'Last Christmas'

Despite what some people might say about it, I have a soft spot for Wham!’s “Last Christmas” and all covers that have followed it. It’s such a terrible Christmas song, mostly because it doesn’t make a ton of sense—the singer is upset because he/she was broken up with the day after Christmas, and this year they’d like… »11/20/15 11:00am11/20/15 11:00am


'Carly Fiorina Jepsen' Tumblr Makes Me Like Carly Fiorina A Little More

In 2015, it is so hot to be Carly. Carly Fiorina is a Republican presidential candidate who actually knows how to talk; Carly Rae Jepsen is a human Bratz doll who kind of knows how to sing. Finally, a Tumblr has combined two powerful Carlys into one über-Carly, a Carly to rule them all. »9/23/15 7:00pm9/23/15 7:00pm

Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Boy Problems' Is a Beautiful Gay Song of Discovery

In the starry-eyed, regressive wonderland that is Carly Rae Jepsen’s new album E • MO • TION, “Boy Problems”—which almost got tossed off the tracklist!—stands out for a couple of reasons. Written by Sia and Greg Kurstin and filtered through Carly Rae’s enthusiastically spellbound pastel vox, the track has a hustle, a… »8/25/15 1:45pm8/25/15 1:45pm

Carly Rae Jepsen's Emotion: Ebullient Love Songs For the Everygal


After Carly Rae Jepsen’s enormous 2012 hit “Call Me Maybe,” it seemed like the Canadian pop star would be relegated to one-hit wonder territory. The album it spurred, Kiss, never produced a single as big, plus the ubiquity of “Maybe” is difficult to top and lightning that cheesy doesn’t strike twice. But what Jepsen… »8/21/15 11:15am8/21/15 11:15am

Let Carly Rae Jepsen's Pick-Me-Up Jam Heal Your Stone Heart

Since you’re not doing anything productive right now, come let’s sing our hearts out to this new Carly Rae Jepsen song from her upcoming album E•MO•TION. It’s a chirpy jam about rushing to “hi-jack” someone in their moment of need and has a thump of a beat that feels its own urgency. »8/07/15 6:30pm8/07/15 6:30pm

Carly Rae Jepsen's New Music Video Is a Found-Footage Horror Film

Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Run Away With Me” isn’t going to be this year’s song of the summer, but it’s reasonably enjoyable and fairly catchy (if, like me, you have listened to it several times in a row). The video for the song, however, is a different story. Shot with a shaky cam and featuring enough “is that a ghost?”… »7/17/15 4:35pm7/17/15 4:35pm

Beyond 'Trap Queen': Our Predictions for the Songs of the Summer

At the time of this writing, Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” is holding strong as the second most popular song in the country, having been on the Billboard Hot 100 for the past 17 weeks straight. There is little doubt that once summer hits in full force and more radio stations add it to rotation, it will supplant Wiz… »5/22/15 1:31pm5/22/15 1:31pm

This Carly Rae Jepsen/Trent Reznor Mashup Is a Hardcore Delight

When you think Carly Rae Jepsen, you think annoyingly catchy melodies and sugary lyrics that rely heavily on their face value. What you don’t think, or at least I didn’t, is “man, Carly Rae’s new song will sound so hard mashed up with Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Head Like a Hole.’” But you know what? I really, really like it! »4/07/15 1:45pm4/07/15 1:45pm

The New America: Beyonce, Rihanna and Carly Rae Jepsen Drop Singles

And the world explodereded. Watch Bey and Rihanna now before they’re taken down. Cuz they’ll be taken down. Cuz they’re exclusively on Tidal. Now thinking “This is the new America” line from Rihanna’s new song “American Oxygen” very much about listening to music in the age of Tidal. Same with “I live so I can die… »4/05/15 3:45pm4/05/15 3:45pm

I Demand That You Listen to This Perfect Carly Rae Jepsen Remix

I really, really, really, really, really wish this was the radio edit! Recycle Culture is Erik Moline's DIY project, whose aesthetic is summed up nicely in the title of a 2013 single: "Blank Babe Blissed Out in the House of Surreality." As it were, that phrase also sums up Carly Rae Jepsen's musical sweet spot (as… »3/09/15 11:55pm3/09/15 11:55pm

Tom Hanks and Justin Bieber Star in Carly Rae Jepsen's New Music Video

Carly Rae Jepsen released the music video for her new single, I Really Like You late last night. The upbeat, purely pop song is about as catchy as her hit single Call Me Maybe, and the new video, starring Tom Hanks, is about as equally upbeat. Hanks lip syncs throughout most of the video. At some point he and Jepsen… »3/07/15 11:40am3/07/15 11:40am

Carly Rae Jepsen's New Song Will Be Stuck In Your Head for All of 2015

"Call Me Maybe" singer Carly Rae Jepsen would really, really like you to listen to her new single "I Really Like You." This sugary pop cut is just begging for a chick flick movie montage placement as some wide-eyed girl flounces down an immaculately slicked down version of Manhattan's East Village. »3/02/15 9:32am3/02/15 9:32am

Ani DiFranco Cancels Songwriting Retreat At Former Slave Plantation

Today in "whaaaaaaaat," feminist icon Ani DiFranco has cancelled her four-day "Righteous Retreat," a songwriting workshop for women. It was cancelled because it was going to be held at the Nottoway Plantation — one of the largest former plantations in the South, which now functions as a museum in which the horrors of… »12/30/13 9:08am12/30/13 9:08am