That's A Wrap: The Rock Geek Goes Pop With Carly Rae Jepsen
  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015

  • Posted by: Don Saas

I'm going to be blunt about something: I don't listen to much radio pop. I actually can't remember the last time I intentionally sat down to listen to the radio. Middle school, maybe? That's not to disparage contemporary mainstream music; my personal preference simply lies in the realm of "alternative" and "indie" (phrases I hate but they get my point across). But, good music is good music whether the band is playing for 200 people at the Mercury Lounge or they're playing for tens of thousands of people around the world on a sold-out arena tour. And on her newest album, Emotion, Carly Rae Jepsen makes undeniably great music. With its warm synths and electronic dance-pop melodies, Emotion is rooted in the best of the 80s and today.

And with Emotion as a clear stand-out pick for one of the year's best and most unashamedly fun records, we couldn't be more excited to announce that Carly Rae Jepsen will be the subject of our latest and upcoming episode of The Rock Geek..except this time, the Rock Geek goes Pop. Meeting with Carly Rae Jepsen at the artist lounge at the Universal Music Group building, we had the chance to chat with the songstress behind "Call Me Maybe," the highest selling digital single of all time.

Discussing everything from her new album to working with Tom Hanks in the video for "I Really Like You" (be sure to find it below) to playing the Today Show and the Tonight Show in one week, Carly and I had the chance to chat about all of the things her fans -- old and new -- have come to find fascinating and endearing about her and her music. In a medium where glossy production is as important for the performers as it is for their music, Carly Rae Jepsen is real as a person and with her music, and we can't wait to share this interview with you when it's finally released.

Check out some photos from the evening at our Instagram and watch the video for "I Really Like You" below.

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