“Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen
It looks like Canada has another promising musical export with the young vocalist Carly Rae Jepsen serving up Canadian Pop Realness! The upbeat “Call Me Maybe” starts out quietly unassuming, with plucking strings, a lightly thumping bass drum and vocals delivered with perhaps a hint of Country twang. At first listen, you might thing you’re in Taylor Swift territory. But the song defies such simple categorization as it builds louder and faster until a whoosh of sound ushers in a dramatic wall of slicing synth strings. I dropped this in a set last night and the reaction was instantaneous. Released last year in Canada where it quickly hit #1, “Call Me Maybe” is now available here. And with promoting help from fellow Canadian and label-mate Justin Bieber, she should be headed for success here in The States. Check out the video with a fab queer twist.