Review - Carly Rae Jepsen - Curiosity
Our favorite new pop star from up north came out with an EP back in February (that spawned the undeniably and absurdly catchy “Call Me Maybe”) called ‘Curiosity’, which was meant to satiate her Canadian fans in between albums (she came out with one in 2008, and she will probably do another in the next year or two). I thought about writing a simple little review, and then I listened to it. I can’t do a quick little write up on this EP, it wouldn’t do it justice. If you have the time, give it a listen. It is only six songs, and you really won’t regret it.
1. “Call Me Maybe”
I’m going to make you go to another post of mine to hear this. It gives me more views, ya know.
4. “Talk To Me”
5. “Just A Step Away”
6. “Both Sides Now” (a cover of the extremely famous Joni Mitchell song, of course)
For those of you who listened to the whole thing – SEE WHAT I MEAN!?!?!?
For those of you who only listened to a few or one song – YOU STILL BASICALLY GET IT, BUT NOT TOTALLY.
‘Curiosity’ is absolutely perfect (for what it is). Not a single song is skip-able, but that doesn’t mean that every track is trying to be a hit single. The whole thing has a theme, a sound, a feeling. It certainly isn’t groundbreaking, but it is still original.
If you liked “Call Me Maybe”, you really need to purchase this entire EP when it goes on sale in the US (or maybe she will retool it and do a whole album? Oh. That would be too exciting). Carly is showing here that bubblegum/teen pop doesn’t have to be stupid, watered down, or just bad. Sometimes, maybe, it can be so, so, so good.