Hear Carly Rae Jepsen’s Sugary-Sweet ‘E.MO.TION’

by | PopCrush

The title track from Carly Rae Jepsen‘s upcoming E.MO.TION album has surfaced and — like “Call Me Maybe” and “I Really Like You” — it’s a fizzy, sugar-water-sweet ode to the power of a crush. But you don’t seek out Carly for pensive goth anthems, do you?

At the song’s outset, it sounds like C-Rae is either trying to get her paramour tipsy, or suggesting he let booze uncover his true feelings: “Drink tequila for me babe / Let it hit you cold and hot / Let your feelings be revealing / That you can’t forget me.” The chorus continues her plea to let passion be their guide, “In your fantasy / Dream about me / And all that we could do with this emotion.” By the end of the song she’s turning the lights down low to set a mood (and, presumably, to set the stage for a PG-13 makeout session).
We spoke to Carly about the meaning behind her album title in an interview on May 22, and she had this to say: “Well, I think that is sort of what I was fascinated about. I was like, “Emotion. Well, we all have it. What does Webster’s have to say?” So I went to look at the definition, and what I love is that it said as an example: “She was attempting to control her emotions.” And I was like, “This is exactly what I am doing with this album.” So, it felt really cool. And the phonetic spelling just sort of felt like you had to feel out the word. Artistically, I was like, “I love it.”
Can’t wait to spill over with E.MO.TION? Let us know in our Which June Release Are You Most Excited to Hear? poll — and then check out the full track list (17 songs!) below:
1. Run Away With Me
3. I Really Like You
4. Gimmie Love
5. All That
6. Boy Problems
7. Making The Most of the Night
8. Your Type
9. Let’s Get Lost
10. L.A. Hallucinations
11. Warm Blood
12. When I Needed You
13. Black Heart
14. I Didn’t Just Come Here To Dance
15. Favourite Colour
16. Never Get To Hold You
17. Love Again
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