Carly Rae Jepsen’s had a tough time in the spotlight since the release of her breakout 2012 single, Call Me Maybe. Along with all the obligatory “one hit wonder!!!” comments following Call Me Maybe, music critics have done their job in criticizing her debut Kiss, which is likely why she’s striving for critical acclaim on her third album. Oh, and of course, there was that whole pawn shop rumor, too. Although Emotion has a large number of co-writers, similar to Kiss, it doesn’t seem nearly as all manufactured, and has substantial lyrics now, similar to lyrics from her debut, Tug of War, and the original version of Tiny Little Bows or even Curiosity. If that’s what it takes for an album to be considered indie, then okay. But in my opinion, Emotion is a pop album, and a fantastic, substantial varied one at that. This is the kind of music Jepsen seems at home with — and for that matter, a sound that’s a lot more appropriate for her age that only occasionally falters.
This album was released a few years ago, which generally goes against my review policy, but I'm making an exception because it just came out on Spotify, and I've very recently discovered her music and fallen in love with quite a few of the songs. (Also, shh, this is my blog. I can post whatever I want. Don't question the webmaster.)
So one day I was browsing around on Noisetrade, which is a really great site to find new musicians that don't already have a huge following. I got several songs that day, but one of my favorites was Alyssa Baker's EP. All of the songs are very well written.
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