Watch Carly Rae Jepsen & Lorde Perform With Bleachers On MTV Unplugged

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MTV Unplugged is being revived once again, and Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff is one of the first people to participate in the new concert series. Back in March, he performed at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, and he brought out Carly Rae Jepsen and Lorde for special guest appearances. The concert finally aired last … More »

Carly Rae Jepsen – “Cut To The Feeling” Video

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We all want to be friends with Carly Rae Jepsen, and her new video gives us a taste of what hanging with the Queen Of Everything must be like. In the clip, Jepsen hangs out with her crew backstage and in hair and makeup trailers before a performance. “Cut To The Feeling” is a … More »

Insufferable YouTubers Are Now Making Terrible Rap Music Too

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There comes a time in every adult human’s life, should they be lucky enough to live that long, when they must conclude that youth culture is trash — or at least it has become entirely indecipherable to anyone old enough to exist outside its bubble. From my vantage point out here, I’m pretty sure what’s … More »

Screenwriter Max Landis Has Written A Loony 149-Page Theory About Carly Rae Jepsen

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We at Stereogum could justifiably be accused of stanning pretty hard for Carly Rae Jepsen. But we have nothing on Max Landis, the star screenwriter behind movies like Chronicle and American Ultra. Landis, who moonlights as an obnoxious internet personality, has written a berserk, intense 150-page manifesto-of-sorts about CRJ and his theory that all of … More »

Carly Rae Jepsen – “Runaways”

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Carly Rae Jepsen’s involvement in the animated feature Leap! has already given us one of the year’s best pop songs in “Cut To The Feeling,” but that was technically a leftover from the E•MO•TION sessions. “Runaways,” on the other hand, was recorded specifically for the film, and it bears little resemblance to that … More »

Your (Completely Speculative) Guide To Taylor Swift’s (Possibly Imminent) New Album

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Taylor Swift has been a little too quiet lately. Some might call that a blessing; this is, after all, a woman who can saturate your entire news feed without trying very hard, and one who is also known for trying extremely hard, a polarizing figure who’s been known to wear out her welcome even among … More »

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: There’s now a really long version of ‘Cut To The Feeling’

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‘Cut To The Feeling’, the epoch-redefining three-minutes-28-seconds uberbanger whose emotional power has created a colossal popcultural centrifuge around the Jeppo-shaped axis of which spin the dreams of aspirations of several generations, has just got better.

And if you’re thinking “well hold on there just a minute you dickhead, I can’t see how ‘Cut To The Feeling’ can conceivably have got any better at all, considering how very enjoyable it is”, consider the problem we just mentioned: it only lasts for three and a half minutes. Well that’s a problem that has now been addressed.

An individual called DJ De wanted to recut ‘Cut To The Feeling’, and that’s just what he did. His ‘I Had A Dream’ re-edit lasts for well over seven minutes and the part at 0:43 really does represent everything that’s above-tolerable about being alive.

We’ve mentioned DJ De a few times over the last couple of years: he specialises in extended pop edits and is pretty good at it. (Most of his best ones have disappeared down the back of the internet thanks to SoundCloud’s anti-enjoyment policy, but this Ellie Goulding ‘Something In The Way You Move’ one has made its way to YouTube and is v good.)

During the later stages of the 20th century, extended 12″ edits were a pretty standard part of the pop process but they fell out of fashion in the 90s, and these days officially-sanctioned extended versions are incredibly rare. Maybe, in this era of artists exploring any and every avenue that leads to maximised streams, extended mixes should make a comeback?

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Watch Carly Rae Jepsen Perform With The Toronto Symphony Orchestra

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Carly Rae Jepsen sang “Your Type” with a string quartet from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at last year’s Polaris Music Prize gala, and the team-up was so good that they decided to do it again — but bigger. Last night, Queen Carly performed an entire concert with the full Toronto Symphony … More »

♫ Listen: Carly Rae Jepsen – “Cut to the Feeling”

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Pure fire summer pop classic from Carly Rae. Is this what I’m listening to when running through the city, Rocky style? You better believe it, people. Sometimes I wish a DJ playing a basement show would put aside the hardware based techno and drop this banger. I guarantee even the saltiest of punks would throw their hands in the air. A man can dream, can’t he?

IT’S HAPPENING IT’S HAPPENING JESUS CHRIST IT’S FINALLY HAPPENING

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To coin (not coin quote but still) a phrase: here we… here we… here we fucking go!!!

This is proper dare-to-dream territory.

‘Cut To The Feeling’, the song which Carly Rae Jepsen consigned to the Jeppo Song Mountain when she compiled the ‘E•MO•TION’ album, the song WHICH WAS THEN LEFT ON THE REJECT HEAP when she whacked out that album’s accompanying b-side collection, the song which Jeppo didn’t even release as an international iTunes bonus track, the song which she basically left for dead in a bucket on the hard shoulder of the pop superhighway, and the song which has only now been released on the soundtrack of an extremely bad looking film, has been serviced to UK radio.

Radio 1’s Greg James has made it his Song Of The Week. This means it gets one play every single day this week.

Which also means that even if no other DJ ever plays this song in the UK, it will have achieved almost half a dozen plays on national UK radio.

This is what old Reitho was talking about back in the day, isn’t it.

  • INFORM: Carly Rae Jepsen has recorded 2017’s song of the summer and that song is now available to stream.
  • EDUCATE: This is how you create the perfect pop song, or at least the near-perfect pop song because if we’re all honest the pre-chorus could probably do with a bit of work.
  • ENTERTAIN: This song is entertaining, yes, but actually it also redefines all previously accepted boundaries of entertainment in the sense that on hearing ‘Cut To The Feeling’ it immediately becomes clear that entertainment has no boundaries whatsoever and is in fact totally limitless.

This is definitely in the Top 2 perceived underdog surprise triumphs of the last seven days.

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