Bleachers Remixes Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘I Really Like You’
If you're at all a fan of good pop music, you're probably counting down the days until Carly Rae Jepsen finally releases her long-awaited third album E·MO·TION. But if you're looking for something to tide you over in the interim and you enjoy remixes, you should check out the above mix of Carly's "I Really Like You" by Jack Antonoff's indie pop act, Bleachers.
The remix benefits from the addition of a military-style drum beat that amps up the attitude without taking away from the track's sugary sweet pop sensibilities. Antonoff actually wrote a few tracks with Carly that, sadly, didn't make it onto the upcoming record, but considering the sheer volume of options she had to choose from, we understand why.
During an interview with PopCrush Night's Lisa Paige, Carly admitted that she had to whittle the options down from a vast 250 songs to eleven. She talked about the process involved in narrowing it down, saying, "I wrote 250 songs. It’s a true, sad story. We had a lot of listening parties. I had a lot of sleepless nights, and we had a lot of heated debates between family, label and friends and everyone who was involved in this, and somehow we landed with them."
Carly also explained the reasoning behind choosing the album's title, which involved turning to the dictionary for guidance. She said, "I was like, 'Emotion. Well, we all have it. What does Webster’s have to say?' So I went to look at the definition, and what I love is that it said as an example: 'She was attempting to control her emotions.' And I was like, 'This is exactly what I am doing with this album.' So, it felt really cool. And the phonetic spelling just sort of felt like you had to feel out the word. Artistically, I was like, 'I love it.'
E·MO·TION is currently set for an August 21 release date in the Unites States. In the meantime, you can check out Bleachers' remix of "I Really Like You" above.
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