Japanese Breakfast played a hometown show at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia on New Year’s Eve. They closed out the night by inviting opening act Gabby’s World onstage to cover “Run Away With Me,” the instant-classic opener from Carly Rae Jepsen’s 2015 album E•MO•TION. According to John Vettese, who uploaded footage to YouTube, Carolyn … More »
In the age of social media fads develop before we’ve even had the chance to deliberate, as they’re tweeted and retweeted ad infinitum. Culture is reduced to meme format, giving way to some pretty detestable content. The following list rounds up recent music trends that will hopefully be dead by New Year’s Day. More »
Carly Rae Jepsen, Queen Of Pop, is about to start a new era. Earlier this month, she released “Party For One,” the first single from her much-anticipated fourth album. It also happens to be her birthday today (11/21 — save the date!) which means there’s no better time to pay tribute to her … More »
Carly Rae Jepsen’s greatest gift as a live performer is the sense of abandon she brings to it. When she’s out there with a crowd that’s absolutely losing it, she starts losing it too, and this great thing happens where crowd and performer keep pushing each other into giddier new energy-zones. That can’t really happen … More »
The name Ocasio derives from the Spanish “ocasión,” which means what you think it means: an occasion, a time. According to Ancestry.com, most people named Ocasio are Puerto Rican, in heritage if not in residence, and the word’s “meaning as a surname” is unclear. More »
There are two things I’m sure of: (1) life is cruel, and (2) we need Carly Rae Jepsen. Following our own desperate plea for less of the former and more of the latter, Carly Rae Jepsen has released a new video for a song called “Party For One.” Co-written by Jepsen and produced by Captain Cuts and HIGHTOWER, the song is confirmed to be off Jepsen’s long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s life-altering E•MO•TION.
“To me ‘Party For One’ is an anthem of what it is to celebrate time with yourself, which is a hard thing for people to really enjoy sometimes, and it’s something I’m learning to do more and more,” says Jepsen. “This song represents a lot of what this album is about for me which is romantic love but self-love too.”
Watch the video for “Party For One” below, purchase the track here, and check out her performance of the new song November 5 on Jimmy Fallon.
We need you @carlyraejepsen
— Tiny Mix Tapes (@tinymixtapes) September 12, 2018
It’s been three years since Carly Rae Jepsen released her third album, E•MO•TION — which we named one of the best albums of 2015 — but the underground Queen Of Everything has been far from quiet in the time since. She’s collaborated with everyone from Charli XCX to More »
A great deal of ink has been spilled about Carly Rae Jepsen. Among her following — who view her 2015 sophomore album Emotion as closer to scripture than pop music — she’s something of a chosen one: an unassuming hero who unlocked her hidden potential to save the world from a life without … More »
Once upon a time what passed for poppy alternative rock was Stephen Malkmus whimpering, “You’re the kind of girl I like/ Because you’re empty, and I’m empty.” Nowadays apparently it’s Mitchy Collins and friends chanting, “I like that you’re broken, broken like me/ Maybe that makes me a fool/ I like that you’re lonely, lonely … More »
Lollapalooza is still happening in Chicago later this year, as it always does, but the festival has just announced a lineup change that seems worth mentioning. Because of “unforeseen circumstances,” Carly Rae Jepsen will be replacing Jessie Ware when the fest happens in August. No offense to Ware, but this seems like a trade up! … More »