Carly Rae Jepsen DedicatedNo record has been so consistently present over the past half decade as Carly Rae Jepsen’s EMOTION.

Despite commercial success that pales in comparison to the Swifts/Grandes/Biebers of the world, CRJ’s love letter to heartbreak via synth melody drew a rabid fanbase.

Dedicated describes her listeners as much as her thematic turn: here, she’s newly in love with love, self-assured and throwing herself into a new crush. That’s not the only difference: sugary toplines give way for a groover, slinkier sound that’s more deep in the body than at the top of your lungs. At such a bleak moment, Dedicated is pure hope for the future.

Dedicated is out now via School Boy/Interscope.

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