Carly Rae Jepsen has released her new album “Emotion” and it is essentially a new version of the underrated “Kiss”, but fine tuned to near 80s synth pop perfection. She delves into her love life with the intensity and naivety of a 15 year old experiencing love for the first time, but instead of coming off as childish it gives off a sense of nostalgia, making listeners wistful for a time when love was new and fresh, when the pain and joy of it eclipsed everything else.
Emotion is a whole lot of snapshots into various stages of falling in and out of love, like Carly is lost in thought and her love life is coming back to her in bits and pieces, some intense, some more mellow, but all important. Grab a handful of songs from “Emotion” and you’ll have a story of a relationship, trade some songs in for new ones and you’ll have a different kind of story. It’s almost like a choose your own adventure, all of the elements are there you just need to put them together.
Love seen through the eyes of someone experiencing it for the first time, with the overwhelming emotions that this entails, all put to the beats of 80s synth pop – this is “Emotion” in short. The producer list for the album is varied, each team of people putting together music and lyrics to fit a specific moment, memory or emotion, but all these things are brought together to create a cohesive album describing the many stages and experiences a person can have when dealing with love.
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