Win a pair of tickets to the Norva’s Carley Rae Jepsen Show this weekend
Oh man, folks – Carly Rae Jepsen is coming to the Norva this weekend and we are incredibly excited.
CRJ, originally a Canadian Idol runner-up in 2007, break internet records with her first single, “Call Me Maybe,” but her 2015 album EMOTION turned out to be not only a pop triumph, but one of the best albums of the year for a number of publications (#8 over at RVAMag):
“Jepsen gives a master class here, exploring the pure exhilaration of being crazy-in-like,” wrote RVA Mag’s Josh Buck in his end of year wrap up. He went as far as to say not a single track on the release was skippable and he was dead right.
There are few artists who have managed to burn up my speakers as much as CRJ has in the last year and for good reason – this release is every roller-skating rink party you ever dreamed of.
What might have helped the creation EMOTION was the effort the artist put into it. She traveled the globe, recording and working with dozens of studios, and supposedly writing about 250 songs before settling on the track list now available to the public.
Sadly, and for whatever terrible reason, CRJ has fell off the pop charts with this new release. But that hasn’t stopped music critics from pointing out what the rest of the world is missing. Rolling Stone’s called it a “pop master class” and New York Magazine said Jepsen “does ’80s throwbacks even better than Taylor Swift.” Pitchfork, the king of the hipster-music universe, called “Emotion” one of the Top 50 albums of the 2015.
Jepsen told the Baltimore Sun the positive critical response was surprising to say the least.
“Everything that came after this album in terms of the response and the reaction was shocking to me,” she said. “It felt so wonderful to be acknowledged by some of these people in circles that weren’t just into pop music or could appreciate pop music but it wasn’t necessarily their go-to [genre].”
If all of this hasn’t convinced you to go buy a damn ticket yet, get your life together, click here and buy one already.
If you’re feeling lucky, head over to RVAMag’s Instagram and follow directions there to try and win yourself a pair of tixx. But you should really go buy them cause this show is going to be amazing.
Tim is a writer, video game nerd, and music fan. You'll see him at shows, or you wont really see him at all.
“ll I wanted was to give back more of the feelings you all gave to me.”August 26, 2016
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