Carly Rae Jepsen – E-Mo-Tion

carly rae jepsen emotionWhen you have a massive hit on your debut album it can be a blessing or a curse. A blessing in that right off the hop people are introduced to your music and react positively to it. A curse in that it seems like many are waiting to label you as a one hit wonder. Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen is going through that. On her debut album a few years back her song “Call Me Maybe” was a huge hit, but nothing else on the album stuck with music fans. She is back with her sophomore effort E-Mo-Tion and must be breathing a sigh of relief that the first single off the album, “I Really Like You” made its way into the Top 40. It is no real surprise when you look at the credits of the album. Meaning, she did not go at this second album haphazardly engaging people like Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend and songwriter extraordinaire, Sia to help her out with the production and songwriting on the album. Hopping aboard the eighties revival bandwagon many of the songs have that synth heavy sound that was popular in that decade. The songs have been constructed to have maximum appeal in that there is catchy hook after catchy hook. Much of the lyrical content while a little bit more mature does center around young love and lust. While the songs certainly will be popular now I’m not sure she has yet figured out to make music that will stick with people for a long time.

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