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Carly Rae Jepsen on new album: 'I was knocking on Tegan and Sara’s door myself'

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“Call Me Maybe” singer Carly Rae Jepsen is back with another super-catchy pop anthem, which EW‘s Kyle Anderson thinks could be a contender for Song of Summer for 2015. Time caught up with the Canadian singer to talk all about her new album and the collaborators who helped bring it all together. 

For this latest project, Jepsen spent plenty of time “lovingly stalking” her favorite writers and producers, enabling her to lock down collaborations with the likes of Caleb Shreve, Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij and Greg Kurstin, and more. But it wasn’t easy.  

“I worked my ass off,” Jepsen told Time. “I was knocking on Tegan and Sara’s door myself, reaching out to artists I love and sending them personal emails: ‘Hey, my name’s Carly, I want to try something a little different. Want to get in a session this week?’”

To read more about Jepsen’s album and the pressure she felt to deliver after “Call Me Maybe,” head on over to Time

Take a quick listen to Jepsen’s single “I Really Like You.” The official music video, which has yet to premiere, features Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks.