Carly Rae Jepsen’s Next Single “Run Away With Me” Is Epic Pop: Listen Now! (Studio Version)

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Is there still hope left for Carly Rae Jepsen? Her ‘comeback’ single “I Really Like You” didn’t become the monster hit her manager Scooter Braun promised to be, and the songs I’ve heard so far from the Canadian pop singer’s upcoming new album “E-MO-TION” haven’t impressed either, so is there really hope left?

Well, making it really clear that I still think the first-week sales of her new album in the US will be abysmal, and that she for sure will never return to the number 1 spot of the Billboard Hot 100 ever again, I have to say that Carly’s second single from “E-MO-TION”, the Shellback-produced “Run Away With Me”, which just premiered on some Spanish radio and which you can stream below via a high-quality radio rip, is pretty…good. I don’t entirely love it as I think the verses could be a bit better, but that chorus has me puzzled; and in a good way. Because it seems Carly Rae Jepsen still has ‘it’ somewhere deep inside of her. The chorus in “Run Away With Me” is really epic. Saves the entire song for me, and obliges me to give it a 4.5 out of 5 rating. The chorus is gold, and gets really close to pop perfection.

Why wasn’t this song released as lead single instead of “I Really Like You”? Scooter/Interscope had to be kidding!

Carly’s synth-pop/rock new single, which she described as “about running way with somebody you love and just getting lost together for a day and forgetting about the world” during an interview last month, was first debuted in concert in Japan in early May but it wasn’t until today (June 22), just 2 days before the Japanese release of the album, that we can hear the song in its studio version.

Will “Run Away With Me” go no. 1 in the US? I don’t think so. I don’t think it will go no. 20 either. The US audience have just disconnected from Carly’s music and career. They aren’t loving her like in the “Call Me Maybe” days anymore. Yet, if “Run Away With Me” reaches the same chart peak as “I Really Like You” or improves it somewhat then Carly could call that a success.

“Run Away With Me” is just letting ME know that she may still have some ‘pop magic’ inside of her. I guess I’ll have to check out her new album in the end.

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By on June 22, 2015
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