Pop dynamo Carly Rae Jepsen released the video for her cheeky new holiday song “It’s Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries”.
The snappy, synthy jingle—which grapples with vegan boyfriends, political uncles, and grandpas on edibles—comes to life in the holiday clip.
Crafted with acclaimed songwriters and producers Benjamin Romans, CJ Baran (who plays the vegan boyfriend in the video), and James Flannigan, the disco-pop merriment of “It’s Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries” was a chance for Jepsen to embrace the good, the bad, and the ugly of her favorite time of the year. This is the Canadian artist’s second gift to fans this year. In May, she released Dedicated Side B, a sleek set of dance-pop pleasures filled with all the unbridled optimism Jepsen first displayed on her 2012 debut album Kiss. The album is a companion piece to 2019’s Dedicated, which features the buoyant singles “Party for One,” “Now That I Found You,” and the Jack Antonoff-produced “Want You in My Room”—all of which were named among the top songs of the year by outlets including Rolling Stone, Billboard, Stereogum, and Pitchfork.
Carly Rae Jespen – “It’s Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries” eSingle