This month’s POP Babe goes to a young lady who has infected us with bubble gum pop all over again. Heck my sources tell me that even manly formula 1 car engineers bobble to her tunes while in the paddock at the recent Singapore Grand Prix but I will not mention which team!
In 2007, Carly Rae Jepson placed third in the fifth season of Canadian Idol, and was a part of the Canadian Idol Top 3 concert tour.
Shortly after competing on Canadian Idol, she signed to Fontana and MapleMusic, and released her debut album, Tug of War, on September 30, 2008. Three years later, she released a new single, titled “Call Me Maybe”, on 604 Records, which was followed by the release of her debut extended play, Curiosity, on February 14, 2012.
“Call Me Maybe” met with exceptional popular success with a YouTube video gaining over 200 million views and reaching the number one spot on both the US Billboard and Canadian Hot 100. The single also went to the number one spot in 19 other countries. Jepsen signed with Interscope Records in 2012. Jepsen’s musical influences include James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, Kimbra, La Roux, and Robyn.
Carly Rae Jepson – Kiss Reviewed
Firstly let’s address the magnitude of this album and it’s massive challenge – Call Me Maybe! The most infectious and probably biggest tune of 2012. It’s catchy, addictive and look at the amount of parodies it spawned. I wondered at points if she was gonna be a part of a different level of success – the one hit wonder status!
Luckily for the Canadian singer, she’s managed to steer clear of that. An equally catchy tune was followed up in the form of a duet with Ada Young aka Owl City in Good Time.
Kiss will put you in a good mood and make you want to dance, especially with songs “This Kiss,” “Tonight I’m getting Over You” and “Drive.” Fellow Canadian Justin Bieber lends his support as well with Beautiful and of course we have the more emotional tune – Almost Said it.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Overall I think we can sum up Kiss and Carly as a female artiste who has come out with a pure pop album. It’s been a while since we had one actually, kinda reminds me of Britney Spears when she first released Baby One More Time. Let’s hope she doesn’t mess herself up.
By Elliott Danker
Kiss is now available in all music stores
Images courtesy of Universal Music Singapore
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