Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe”

You may already know Carly Rae Jepsen, two time Juno Award nominee for Best New Artist and Songwriter of the year and the recipient of two gold-certificate singles (“Bucket,” “Tug of War”).  Carly, a Vancouver based musician, has just released her new record collection, Curiosity, a compilation of songs about love, and all the complications that come with it.

“Call Me Maybe,  the lead single, pulses with the same jumpy energy as a new romance — the very thing Carly is singing about. It’s a track that reunited Carly with her “Sour Candy” duet partner, old friend and tour-mate Josh Ramsay of Marianas Trench.

“He was so stoked. He’d been trying to get me on the pop train for years,” she laughs. Since debuting in September, the single has been picked up by radio stations across the country. It started out as one of “a gazillion” song ideas Carly and her long-time guitarist Tavish Crowe are always tinkering on, but when Josh turned up to add his writing and production magic, the piece was completely transformed. “I showed it to Josh and in no time he added crazy amounts of Josh genius to make it sound pop and I had no idea how he had done it.”

And “Call Me Maybe” shares something with every other song on Curiosity. Underneath the occasional wash of kick-drum and synth, these are all songs sung from the heart. “It’s just me on my guitar in my bedroom writing journal entries,” Carly says of her creative process. “Everything is true for me in this,” she explains. “You can’t sing about love if you haven’t felt it, and you can’t sing about hurt if you haven’t experienced that, too. It’s almost not fair to your audience.

“That’s probably why when I listen back to the record, it’s all about love and chaos and those fun messes,” she says. And what could be more curious than that? Check out Carly’s lead single “Call Me Maybe”.