Carly Rae Jepsen’s Album Finally Gets Its Title And Release Date
Posted by Newson 08/07/2012 at 6:01 PM
Doesn’t it seem like Our Girl Carly Rae Jepsen’s album has been almost there, nearly complete, just a few weeks away from release, etc. for so long now? We’ve heard dribs and drabs of news, but nothing solid. That wait, though, is over; we’ve finally got some solid details on the album. And now you will too! Here’s the rundown.
Title: Kiss. You can already picture the album art, right? The title’s probably going to be scrawled in red or hot pink lipstick, and there’s probably going to be a lip-print to match. Either that, or Carly Rae’s going to slather herself in face paint like the capital-letter KISS guys and their album called Kiss. Decide amongst yourselves which is more likely.
Release Date: September 18.
Collaborators: Max Martin, Dallas Austin, LMFAO’s Redfoo, Toby Gad, Marianas Trench singer Josh Ramsay and Matthew Koma. Zero surprises there; Martin, Austin, Redfoo and Gad are your standard pop production brigade, Josh Ramsay’s here on Canadian music industry connections (and his “Call Me Maybe” credit), and Koma’s also on Interscope.
Inspirations: Let’s let Our Girl Carly Rae handle this herself:
The record is pop. It’s inspired by Robyn, The Cars, Madonna, and believe it or not, James Taylor. I can’t wait to share it with everyone! Kiss.
Robyn, The Cars and Madonna are as solid a slate of pop artists as you’ll find anywhere. As for James Taylor? Jepsen started out as a folkie. We believe it. (We’re going to assume that last “Kiss” is just a cutesy sign-off and not KISS again. We only mention this so often because you just know that at least three mashups will exist by 2013; you might as well prepare for the prospect now.)
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