Carly Rae Jepsen Releases New Album “The Loneliest Time”: Streaming
- Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen released her sixth studio album “The Loneliest Time” on October 21, 2022 via 604 Records in Canada, and School Boy and Interscope Records in the United States.
It is her first project three years since “Dedicated” and “Dedicated Side B”.
The album comprises 13-track, featuring guest appearance from Rufus Wainwright.
She made the album during COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Carly Rae Jepsen said, “We had to do it around Zoom and things like that, so it's been like a challenge but a really fun one. You have more time to have space in between the decision you're making and more time to kind of be away from the song for a minute, so I find it to be a whole new style of going at it, and I like it.”
On the album, she was inspired by various styles, including 80s pop, 70s folk, funk, and disco.
Carly Rae Jepsen told Apple Music, “Rostam (producer) sent me an email, being like, 'Remember this?' I listened, and I was like, 'Huh. Am I allowed to do songs like that?' Challenging that question and answering with an absolute 'yeah, there are no rules' is really what this album's about. That rebellion led me to fit songs like 'Beach House' and 'Go Find Yourself or Whatever' on the same album. It's an old idea that a pop artist has to be one thing. We contain multitudes. Why can't this album allow that exploration a little bit?"
- She shared on social media, “I've been waiting a very long time to be able to say this, but… The Loneliest Time, my baby is here.
This album came together in isolation but it came alive on the road. Releasing The Loneliest Time has been fun, healing, scary, silly - somehow all at once! I've never been quite so open in my writing before but thanks to your kindness and support over the years, I have the confidence to write freely and explore new worlds of music. I don't take that for granted.”
Carly Rae Jepsen explained of some tracks for the album.
“'I've got a beach house in Malibu and I'm probably going to hurt your feelings'. An idea that sparked and had me laughing til my friends NATE Cyphert and Alex Hope joined the fun. Thanks to my buds for writing this bad boy with me. Alex Hope for production and SameSame for additional work. I adore you guys. This one was FUN to make. I think anytime I have an experience that I don't know how to process, I document it in writing. I wanted to highlight that feeling when you're disenchanted after [being on] a dating app for a hot minute to be like, 'that guy's just going to wreck me.”
“I really love the idea of all those memories that I was feeling, all that longing, and the impossible travel connections of actually being with the ones that you love, of kind of growing in the confidence that they're with you wherever you are. I have elements of my mother in me, and my grandmother who passed away during COVID, I was trying to capture the hardest thing to capture in one song, which was the joy of, even when you couldn't be next to each other, of just knowing you are connected just by being of them. dust my shoes before I enter through your doorstep,' was written about the unfamiliar feeling of returning home - 'it's that feeling of when you're coming back to a place and you feel a little bit of a stranger and you're not sure how to enter into that space that used to be home to you.”
“Go Find Yourself or Whatever”
“I definitely have been in love with the traveler before. "Looking back on the song when I perform it live now, there are elements of this song that just speak to me, too, as the traveler: 'You feel safe in sorrow/You feel safe on an open road/Go find yourself or whatever.'”
“The Loneliest Time” featuring Rufus Wainwright
“This song is very much about that fantasy of going over to your ex's in the middle of the night and pouring rain to rekindle what was not finished. It's just a terrible idea in real life, but it's really fun to sing about.”
Photo by Meredith Jenks
- source : Apple Music