Carly Rae Jepsen Returns With Sophomore Album ‘E·MO·TION’ This August
Multi-platinum, GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen will release her new album, E·MO·TION via Schoolboy Records/Interscope on August 21st in the U.S. The album will be available for pre-order from all retailers beginning June 23rd. Those who pre-order will receive instant downloads of “I Really Like You,” “All That,” and the title track, “Emotion.” Fans will also be able to purchase the album as part of exclusive bundles that include special art prints, t-shirt designs and more.
Jepsen has also announced her new single “Run Away With Me” will be out in July with a video to follow soon. On August 21st, Jepsen will perform “Run Away With Me,” on The TODAY Show Summer Concert Series on NBC. She has recently performed on Good Morning America,Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Saturday Night Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Dancing With The Stars.
Jepsen performed her global Top 40 hit “I Really Like You” and Pitchfork’s “Best New Track” “All That” on Saturday Night Live in April. The former earned the Canadian singer and songwriter a host of positive reviews with SPIN calling it “upbeat, frothy, and carefree,” PEOPLE deeming it an “instant classic” and BuzzFeed declaring it “completely perfect…pop perfection.” NYLON noted that Jepsen is “quickly becoming pop music’s unlikeliest cool kid,” while BlackBook praises her “true unmistakable talent,” and PAPER proclaims “Carly Rae Jepsen returns triumphant.”
E·MO·TION was recorded and produced in Los Angeles, New York, and Stockholm. Jepsen co-wrote the album with with several A-list producers and co-writers, including Sia, Greg Kurstin (Kelly Clarkson “Stronger”), Peter Svensson (Cardigans, and Ariana Grande “Love Me Harder”), Ariel Rechtshaid (Haim, Madonna, Vampire Weekend, Major Lazer), Mattman & Robin (Tove Lo, Taylor Swift), Carl and Rami (Ariana Grande “One Last Time”), Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend), Devonté Hynes (Blood Orange), Shellback (Maroon 5, Taylor Swift) and more. Check out the album trailer HERE.
“I took my time with this album and wanted to make a pop record that had heart to it. I was lucky enough to work with some of my favorite writers and producers and together we made a collection of songs that I couldn’t be more proud of,” says Jepsen.
E·MO·TION is the follow-up to Jepsen’s U.S. debut album Kiss, which featured her blockbuster break-out hit “Call Me Maybe.” “Call Me Maybe” climbed to No. 1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries and has sold over 17 million singles worldwide to date. It earned Jepsen 2012 GRAMMY nominations for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year. Kiss also spawned the follow-up hit “Good Time,” a duet with Owl City, which has been certified double-platinum. Jepsen spent much of 2014 starring in the Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, earning rave reviews.
The track-listing for E·MO·TION is as follows:
Run Away With Me
I Really Like You
Making The Most of The Night
Let’s Get Lost
When I Needed You