Canadian musician Carly Rae Jepsen has revealed she once recorded an entire disco album, but the chances of fans hearing it are slim at best.
What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the words “Carly Rae Jepsen”? Likely, you’re thinking of her 2011 chart-topper ‘Call Me Maybe’, or making plans on how to get said song out of your head.
However, if there’s one thing you probably won’t think of, it’s disco.
Just two months ago, Carly Rae Jepsen unleashed her fourth album, Dedicated. However, despite having the highest Metacritic score in history – above Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar – it seems that there’s one record in her arsenal that fans will never get a chance to fall in love with.
Yes, during a new interview, the Canadian chart-topper has revealed that she made a “secret” album a while back, one that will likely be buried in her backyard.
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Speaking to SF Weekly recently, Carly Rae Jepsen revealed that her love of disco music began to grow following the release of 2015’s Emotion, so much so that she made her own record in that style which we’ll likely never hear.
“I had an album I named Disco Sweat that will probably never be released, and shouldn’t,” Jepsen explains. “I started off with a very strong intention to make an understated disco, living room dance party thing.
“I think that came from going to Sweden and really digging into some ABBA stuff. Then exploring the ’70s. I did ’80s last time, maybe I’ll do this. But it was never that simple.
“I think there are songs on the new album that achieved kinda what I was envisaging, I think ‘Julian’ is a good example of that.
“I ended up getting out of a rut, and found some songs that were a little ’90s that I wanted to include, a little something that made more sense than this Disco Sweat, that will be buried in my backyard.”
While the chances of us hearing this record are looking slimmer than we’d like, we’re definitely hoping that maybe somewhere down the line we might see this “secret” album dug up from Carly Rae Jepsen’s backyard and given the chance to be considered another classic release.