Carly Rae Jepsen - This Kiss
I'm really pumped for this upcoming Carly Rae Jepsen album. Sure, Call Me Maybe has become completely overplayed, but it'll sound good again once people start forgetting about it. Even though the song became a massive smash because it was so poppy/catchy, I didn't allow myself to believe that she'd release an actual pop album to follow it up. It seems like most artists, even given the success she has had, retreat into safer, more singer-songwriter territory for a full-length. It's rare, in North America, to find a solid POP album. From the samples of Kiss, it sounds like Jepsen may just buck the trend. That all starts with the release of her next solo single, the dizzying 80's pastiche that is This Kiss. This could easily sound like a novelty track, but Jepsen's delivery, lyrics and charisma make it something special. Sure, it's not the type of world-conquering track that Call Me Maybe was, but if we get an album of this type of thing, I'll be a happy camper.
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