Run Away With Me – Pure pop gold. I love the reverb and echo effects done on Carly’s voice. This just makes me want to take my hands off the wheel, throw them in the air, careen straight into a tree, and kill myself. My favorite lyric is, “I’ll be your sinner in secret / when the lights go out.” So playful and flirtatious.
Emotion – Sounds exactly like a Haim track. Gotta love it. I’m glad that Carly Rae Jepsen is reaching out and ripping off a wider variety of artists now than she was earlier in her career. Riding on suggestive lyrics about fantasies and tequila and inappropriately seeing women in one’s dreams, this clearly isn’t the same young and innocent Carly Rae Jepsen who stole our hearts with It’s Always a Good Time and Call Me Maybe.
And the Author’s arbitrary rating is...
9.37 out of 10. Eminently shallow but listenable pop music, unlike Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, etc. etc. excruciating hacks that you hear on the radio. It ain’t Radiohead or U2 or Velvet Underground or some depressing fare like that, but it’s fairly fun for the flimsy stuff it is.