Carly Rae Jepsen, Diva of the Night, Feels the Fantasy in ‘Your Type’ Video
While every song on the start-to-finish solid LP could conceivably become a single (and should be, for the record), she's made the right choice in selecting "Your Type," her aching ode to unrequited love — inspired after falling in love with a "guy who likes other guys" — as the next selection from the record.
The gay boy heartbreak storyline, however, doesn't make its way into the fantasy of the official video. But don't worry — it's still mostly depressing!
Instead of one-way lust, we find a worldweary Carly on her grind, working at a ticket window and crashing on public benches for a quick nap in the dark — or perhaps just a quiet contemplation about why she's still so unbelievably underrated.
After an unfortunate moment of headphone theft, the "Run Away With Me" pop princess heads down to a neon-drenched local bar to hop on stage and perform to a nearly empty room of odd, entirely unenthused strangers, all while using her imagination to briefly escape, transforming into a fierce rock goddess with an adoring audience and a sick pair of silver boots. Or, wait: Was that really just a fantasy, after all?
"On the outside, she might have even seemed less ordinary," a late night radio host declares in the video's opening moments before launching into a "Cinderella story," likely a cheeky nod to her run on Broadway as Cinderella years ago.
"Never judge a book by its cover...and certainly not this one." Ain't it the truth.
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