You’ll either love or hate Carly Rae Jepsen’s new mash-up with Nine Inch Nails and surprisingly enough, a lot of punters out there appear to love it.
The new mix, from artist yepimthetoaster, is an eerie but catchy combination of Carly Rae Jepsen’s new single “I Really Like You” and Nine Inch Nails’ classic “Head Like a Hole.”
It’s actually amazing that Trent Reznor’s pseudo anti-government song perfectly fits with Jepsen’s electropop offerings.
Vimeo user YIIT does a clean and crisp job of alternating lines from Trent Reznor’s aggressive song with that of Jepsen’s cloyingly sweet lyrics. The accompanying video that shows old-school footage of Reznor mixed with images of Jepsen and her dancers performing is also disturbingly perfect.
This isn’t the first NIN/Jepsen mashup to come out though. Several years ago, pomDeterrific also cobbled together a mix of “Head Like a Hole” with Jepsen’s infamous ditty “Call Me Maybe.”
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Despite what NIN fans will say, the mashups work in Jepsen’s favor. When “Call Me Maybe” came out, a lot of people believed her career would be a one-off. But “I Really Like You,” while not as catchy as her first hit, shows potential especially since producer Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange) is also onboard.
And Jepsen has been busy. She made her debut performance at Saturday Night Live recently where she performed her new song “All That” and “I Really Like You.” The performance also got good reviews and the Studio 8H audiences particularly seemed to enjoy the Purple Rain-esque vibe of “All That.”
With the appearance of “I Really Like a Hole,” it’s a safe bet that things will definitely work in Jepsen’s favor, despite the mashup’s iffy sounding title.
So why not give it a listen? It might have you questioning your musical tastes, but I guarantee it’ll be your earworm for the day.