Canadian singer and songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen gifts us with another taste of her upcoming album E•MO•TION. This new single dubbed “Warm Blood” stayed true to the album’s theme that features a new breed of ‘80s-inspired pop songs.
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“Warm Blood” follows “I Really Like You” and “Run Away With Me” as the frontrunners of Jepsen’s summer album. This new single has an electro-pop feel to it that becomes better as the synth kicks in.
The new album has Jepsen calling all the shots, from the theme right down to the release. E•MO•TION was presumably due for an early 2014 release but Carly Rae opted not to rush the album to assure its quality.
Now, the Canadian Idol 2nd-runner up plans to premiere a new track off her album every Friday leading up to Aug. 21.
These new array of tracks could potentially put Jepsen in a new light. The pop star was judged as a one hit wonder after the release of the hit single “Call Me Maybe.” The song was tagged as a novelty and considered to have only been commercially successful due to its catchiness.
Her second album Kiss—which many critics are calling the best pop album of the year—didn’t receive the commercial success it deserved and only sold 289,000 copies in the U.S.
Despite her underrated status, Jepsen continues to write and create her own brand of music, evolving herself and the pop genre in the process.
“My desire now is to see how far I can stretch pop,” said Jepsen.
This third album shows more mainstream promise as its filled with not only songs of substance, but also songs perfect for radio and sing-alongs.