Carly Rae Jepsen Gives An Update On Her Disco Inspired New Album
New Carly Rae Jepsen music may have just been released yesterday, but don’t think that ‘Super Natural’ will be the only thing we’ll get from the ‘Run Away With Me’ singer these days.
As you all know, Carly Rae is hard at work on the follow up to her critically acclaimed album ‘E•MO•TION‘ and has been teasing that her next record will be inspired by the many disco legends that have come before her.
So how is work on that album going? Apparently well! After shaping nearly 17 songs on the road this past year and spending some time in Sweden adding to those demos, Carly is ready to buckle down and really start fleshing out her next album.
Over the next couple months, I’ll just continue chipping away on the new album. When I was on the Canadian tour, we didn’t have internet on the bus, so there wasn’t much else to do other than write songs.
I really started [the new album] from a disco-inspired place. Like Donna Summer: dreamy, sexy disco. I think I have about 17 songs that were started [on tour], just as little demos, that I [then brought] to Sweden. I went to Sweden for two and a half weeks, and I worked with a lot of the people I worked with on the last album, Mattman and Robin, and I had sessions with Karl [Johan Schuster] and Rami [Yacoub]. When we were in Sweden, we probably had seven or eight completely new ideas. That’s the fun right now: to just write and play, and listen back, and see what’s starting to feel right. It’s still so new.
One of the most interesting things that Carly has shared with THE FADER that she had a meeting with the producer behind one of the most iconic pop songs of all time.
I had a meeting in London with Rod Temperton, the writer of “Thriller.” He’s just the most amazing man — he played me the “Thriller” demo, which was crazy to hear. In the original lyrics, [Michael Jackson] used to be like,Starlight, stars so bright. It was just cool seeing his process, and meeting the man behind that killer hit. We just talked about what disco meant to him. I’m just going to dig in, and do my research, and figure out what exactly it is about disco that’s exciting me.
Talk about a curve ball! If there’s anyone you want to go to for disco inspired pop, why not the man who helped Michael Jackson make a splash with ‘Off The Wall’?
It’s unlikely that the record will come later this year, but it sounds like a Q1 release in 2017 isn’t out of the question.
Are you ready to hit the dance floor once again with Carly?