While watching the Canada’s MuchMusic Video Awards the other night, we wondered if Carly Rae Jepsen might be in danger of running herself into a rut. That night, she took home three awards and was on stage many more times than that. She performed “Call Me Maybe” and sounded great, and then she joined Flo Rida for “Wild Ones” and sounded great again. For many of us, though, that was a first chance to hear her sing something besides “Call Me Maybe,” and we sort of wished she could have tried something new so we could really see what she’s got.
Well, today we get our wish: here’s a new song that features Carly Rae Jepsen that is not named “Call Me Maybe”!
Jepsen joins “Fireflies” singer Adam Young of Owl City on his dancey Song of the Summer bid, “Good Time.” Blissful and synth driven, Young lays down the rules on the chorus when he sings: “We don’t even have to try, it’s always a good time.” This applies to he and Jepsen, who both sound psyched, but also you, listener: you will not not have a good time listening to this. It’s just not possible, it’s not engineered that way. We dare you not to sing along to those gang vocals.
As for Jepsen, she sounds as breathy and happy as she does on “Call Me,” and we can’t help but wonder when she gets to the part about, “Freaked out, dropped my phone in the pool again,” if that’s what happens when you call her definitely. “Good Time” opens up a new lane for her, one that’s just as joyous but more dancy and less cute. And maybe most importantly, one that still runs direct to “Hit.” It’s just a guest spot, but having two songs on the charts this summer might just give her exactly the traction she needs to push forward from “Call Me.”
Is it catchy enough to knock “Call Me Maybe” from its top spot on the Billboards? To dislodge “Call Me Maybe” from your brain? What do you think?
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