Sunday, April 5, 2015

Carly Rae Jepsen breaks out the ballad

Carly Rae Jepsen popped up on SNL last night, playing the second single from her upcoming third album. All That, which is its name, starts boldly by stealing the fractured drumbeat from the intro to Prince's The Beautiful Ones.

It never reaches the histrionic heights of that Purple Rain track (and Prince would never countenance a lyric as cheesy as "I'll be your lighthouse when you're lost at sea") but it's such an accurate pastiche of 80s pop ballads you can imagine it playing while Kelly LeBrock gets her perm tangled with Matthew Broderick. In slow motion. On the bonnet of a DeLorean.

Listen to the official audio and watch the (very good) SNL performance below.

Carly Rae Jepsen - All That

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