We all know Carly Rae Jepsen since she propelled into stardom in 2012 with Call Me Maybe (and yes, I do like that song), and she has over time become a well known name, especially in the US.
E•MO•TION was released in August 2015. Carly was looking to distance herself from the Bubblegum-Pop sound of her 2012 album Kiss.
She took inspiration for her this album with 80s music and alternative styles, getting a variety of names to collab in making E•MO•TION including Dev Hynes, Greg Kurstin & Peter Svensson (guitarest of The Cardigans).
If there's one thing that needs to be pointed out here is that hearing Carly branch out into this more Synthpop-inspired sound for this album shows a much more fun, free and playful side that showcases her talent to the fullest extent.
Her performance on each track features a strong charismatic nature that is guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face due to the uplifting nature.
Production itself is fun, eventful and just as full of personality as Carly herself. Songs like Run Away With Me, Gimme Love, Your Type & Warm Blood are examples where everything sounds like Pop music classics.
If only one thing holds this back from being the perfect album of Pop for me is the lyrical content at times crosses into familiar territory that shows the songwriting isn't the strongest in places.
But that is never a big detractor considering Carly Rae Jepsen's bright personality and the ensemble production are more than enough to make E•MO•TION live up to its title in all the right ways.
|1||Run Away with Me / 100|
|2||E•MO•TION / 94|
|3||I Really Like You / 90|
|4||Gimmie Love / 98|
|5||All That / 97|
|6||Boy Problems / 93|
|7||Making the Most of the Night / 94|
|8||Your Type / 92|
|9||Let’s Get Lost / 88|
|10||LA Hallucinations / 83|
|11||Warm Blood / 89|
|12||When I Needed You / 93|