Canadian pop queen Carly Rae Jepsen’s fourth and without question, best album “Emotion,” is a banger filled album that will make all the lights in your room glow neon. “You’re stuck in my head, stuck on my heart, stuck on my body,” from the opener ‘Run Away With Me’ are the first and utterly apt lyrics heard on this sparkler. These words foreshadow what’s to come, as the songs will stick to you like glitter-as glitter never goes away-and stay even after its over.
“Emotion” is a cosmic pop opera, truly Top of the Pops with each song swelling up to the final explosion of color, with the last song “Favorite Colour.” Each song is tinged with the nostalgia of 80’s pop, a sound that has been welcomed back in music with arms wide open. Do you want to have a party? Just put this album on and a disco ball will descend from your ceiling and everyone will show up. The lyrics are fun as well, with words that anyone can relate to. In the song ‘I Didn’t Just Come Here to Dance’ “It’s your fault, baby boy cause you’re the one that sparked this/Shine a light, with your eyes into me in the darkness,” baby boy is obviously the album, and the light is the music leading you back to the dance floor when you’re trying to navigate your way out of the dark bar bathroom. The lyrics “be tormented by me babe/wonder, wonder how I do/how’s the weather? am I better?/ better now that there’s no you?/drink tequila for me babe/let it hit you cool and hot/let your feelings be revealing/that you forget me not” off the song ‘EMOTION’ will make any person want to jump around their room while singing into their hairbrush. “I wanna play this for you all the time,” off of ‘All That,’ is how I feel when I want to listen to this album. Other crystal cut songs off the album are, ‘Gimme Love,’ ‘Your Type,’ and my favorite, ‘Boy Problems,’ which is the cyber twee song of my dreams.
Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Emotion’ is the Canadian gift the world never knew it needed. Arguably the best pop album of 2015, I’ve recommended this album so often and so passionately as if it’s going to get me through Heaven’s sequined gates. I’m not one for emotions but this is one that I’m willing to experience for the rest of my life.