New release celebrates first anniversary of the singer's hit album
It’s hard to believe you’ve had the infectious chorus of “I Really Like You” stuck in your head for over a year, and now the catchy single’s maker, Carly Rae Jepsen, has announced a new musical project that’s bound to pop a few more earworms into our collective consciousness.
In a tweet commemorating the release of her 2015 album (and pop music bible), E•MO•TION, which dropped worldwide on Aug. 21, 2015, Jepsen reveaed she will release E•MO•TION: Side B, in celebration of her third LP’s first birthday, on Aug. 26.
“Happy 1 year E•MO•TION!” she wrote. “Your anniversary present is coming this Friday 8/26.”
The singer also revealed what is presumed to be the upcoming record’s cover — a slightly altered version of E•MO•TION‘s original album art.
Further details (including a track list) regarding E•MO•TION: Side B have yet to be announced.
Though it never cracked the top 10 on the U.S. albums chart, E•MO•TION has garnered a cult following (thanks to addictive electropop jams produced by Dev Hynes, Ariel Rechtshaid, Mattman & Robin, and Greg Kurstin) and massive critical success. EW’s Leah Greenblatt called the collection an “’80s-inflected collection of sweetly breezy dance-pop baubles” in her A- review, while the album ranked at No. 2 on EW’s list of Best Albums of 2015.
Since the album’s release, Jepsen re-teamed with Hynes on the track “Better Than Me,” which appears on the latter’s album Freetown Sound, released in June under his performative moniker, Blood Orange. She also appeared on Danny L Harle’s latest single, a bubbly dance cut titled “Super Natural.”