Carly Rae Jepsen Embraces the Art of Growth Through ‘The Loveliest Time’
Carly Rae Jepsen, the renowned pop star, took her fans on an enchanting journey with her seventh studio album,
Carly Rae Jepsen, the renowned pop star, took her fans on an enchanting journey with her seventh studio album, ‘The Loveliest Time.’ The genesis of this album can be traced back to 2020, a year filled with isolation due to the pandemic, during which Carly found herself writing an entire musical project. Explaining her inspiration, she shared, “I wanted to face my loneliness and write about all the discovery I found in that place.”
The result was the captivating 2022 album, ‘The Loneliest Time,’ which resonated with fans as Carly explored the theme of growth through isolation. Filled with viral hits like the title track, “Western Wind,” and “Beach House,” the album struck a chord with listeners during their own solitary moments. But Carly’s artistic journey didn’t stop there.
Amidst her hectic touring schedule in 2022, Carly revisited some B-sides that didn’t make it to ‘The Loneliest Time.’ The break allowed her to gain a fresh perspective on the songs, unlocking hidden potential and revealing a new path for her music. This led to the creation of ‘The Loveliest Time,’ the intended name for the album from the beginning.
‘The Loveliest Time’ showcases Carly Rae Jepsen in a new light, embracing experimentation and a free-spirited approach while staying true to her trademark bubbly and colorful personality. One standout track, “Psychedelic Switch,” exemplifies this adventurous side as it melds dance-y vibes with a transcendently euphoric chorus. The inspiration for the song came from producer and co-writer Kyle Shearer’s newfound fascination with rave music, infusing playful energy into the creative process.
In contrast, the album also takes listeners on an introspective journey, demonstrated beautifully by the track “Kollage.” Here, the 37-year-old superstar opens up about her fragility when dealing with heartbreak and pain, breaking free from any self-imposed constraints of the pop industry. Carly explains,
“I realized I was ‘allowed’ to be anything. In fact, there is no ‘allowed.’ Who made these rules? As long as my music feels sincere. Getting to write about subjects that are a little bit more nuanced, that feels so refreshing for me.”
‘The Loveliest Time’ has been a perfect representation of Carly Rae Jepsen as an artist, showcasing her growth and evolution. With a blend of vibrant experimentation and heartfelt introspection, the album invites fans to savor life’s complexities and embrace the gray areas that make it so beautiful.
The album stands as a testament to Carly’s resilience, creativity, and authenticity, and it’s a reminder that even during the loneliest times, there’s an opportunity for growth and renewal. Through her music, Carly Rae Jepsen continues to inspire and connect with her audience on a profound level, leaving an indelible mark in the hearts of listeners worldwide.
Experience ‘The Loveliest Time’ and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Carly Rae Jepsen’s music.