Can You Resist A Catchy Song?
I’m really sure you can’t.
One of the premises of Pop genre is that the song must stay inside your mind on repeat, followed up by two scenarios: you get tired of the song, and the artist, or you love it so much that you can continue jamming.
On this decade, several songs have suffered both scenarios, but I want to talk specifically about one of… *drums please* Carly Rae Jepsen. With 30 years old and a lot to share through her music, the Canadian has been added to the Pop Blacklist after her 9 times platinum in the U.S., and 4 times in Venezuela, Call Me Maybe: the hit single that gave her a spot at the Top, but simultaneously banished her from Hot Tracks.
But wait for a second… How did this happen? CMM was so repetitive at the radio stations, awards, TV, and the Internet, that people got sick of it. It’s undeniable that her banishment is also due to the fact that nobody gave an opportunity to Kiss (her sophomore album, the one that contains the hit single.) People around the world started thinking that Jepsen only was Call Me Maybe, that there wasn’t something beyond that…
Since that moment, people erased Carly from their minds. However, she’s back on with 2 different sides of E·MO·TION!
Jepsen has a really unique vision about feelings, love, and rejection on relationships. Putting aside standards, she’s fearless, and her lyrics demonstrates that she has no problem to express what she feels for his significant other.
Both albums avoid turning into Bubblegum Pop (songs that can be easily trashed after getting exhausted of replaying them), to be real Pop. She realized that slightly changing the genre, the following sentence would end forever: “Oh, Carly Rae Jepsen, the Call Me Maybe singer…”
I invite you to give a second chance to Carly. I bet that you’re going to like her music. You must listen to Boy Problems, Making The Most Of The Night, and I Didn’t Just Come Here To Dance (E·MO·TION); First Time, Body Language, Roses, and Higher (E·MO·TION Side B).
P.D.: You should maybe call Carly Rae Jepsen for an apology.