REVIEW: CARLY RAE JEPSEN - EMOTION (SIDE B)
By Charlie Dowd
Carly Rae Jepsen is something of an anomaly. She transcended her one hit wonder status after certified super smash "Call Me Maybe" and became a critical darling, storming Tumblr tags and music blogs across the world with her pure pop approach. With production from the likes of Dev Hynes and Greg Kurstin, she had the tools she needed to play with the big guns, but still retained a sense of "cool" that most of her peers would kill for... We're looking at you, Katy. Her last full length, Emotion, was one of the best pop releases of 2015, combining an homage to the best of 80's pop and a very modern off kilter lyrical style, Jepsen made magic.
Fast forward a year, and Jepsen has released a collection of B-sides to accompany the main album. Yes, I hear you groan, how can an album of leftovers be worth listening to? Trust me, this is unmissable stuff. Let's dive in.
The 'album' opens with "First Time",