Carly Rae Jepsen’s Sophomore Album Now Has Release Date
Have enough of “Call Me Maybe”? Be prepared for more earworms with Carly Rae Jepsen’s upcoming album. Although her sophomore release, the album, titled Kiss, is her official U.S. debut and is scheduled to drop on September 8 through 604 Records/Schoolboy Records/Interscope Records. Before that time, Jepsen will be promoting it through television appearances on Today, Conan, The Tonight Show, and America’s Got Talent.
Jepsen had been hinting at the album’s title on Twitter, linking to pictures of herself kissing, the kiss from Spiderman, and asking fans about their first kisses. You think they got the hint already? Regarding the release date, Jepsen said in a statement: "These are lyric and song ideas that I have been collecting over the years. The record is pop. It's inspired by Robyn, the Cars, Madonna, and believe it or not, James Taylor. I can't wait to share it with everyone!"
Aside from this diverse list of influences, the former Canadian Idol contestant collaborated with several other producers and performers. Max Martin, LMFAO’s Redfoo, Toby Gad, Josh Ramsay, Dallas Austin, and Matthew Koma all contributed to Kiss in some form. About working with these established artists, Jepsen said: "I can't tell you how lucky I feel to be able to collaborate with some of my dream producers. It has been the most fulfilling experience."
“Call Me Maybe,” part of Jepsen’s Curiosity EP, has turned into one of the biggest hits of the year. Viral video parodies aside, the song has sold 4.9 million downloads in the U.S and has tied Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” for most consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In support of Kiss, Jepsen is opening for Justin Bieber’s upcoming Believe tour, which begins in Arizona on September 29.
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