Dedicated - Carly Rae Jepsen
In her new album, Carly Rae Jepsen brings yet another flavour of pop to her music. Gone are the retro sounds of her previous music, and in comes a tasteful revisiting to the sounds of early 2010s indie house. Songs like Now That I Found You carry a rhythm and bounce that places me back in the SoundCloud scene of French house revival. Meanwhile, Want You In My Room feels like a vaporware infused Nero song, which funnily enough reminds me of later cut Happy Not Knowing, which is carried by stabby basslines that feel straight out of a Nero song themselves. By the end of the runtime, Carly Rae Jepsen has managed to take the sound and feel of the post-dubstep, post-popular house music scene and revitalise it with a glossy, fun and easy listening energy that only a pop auteur like her could.