When romantic longing is on the line, Carly Rae Jepsen becomes a full-blown action hero. “I’ll hijack you,” she sings on her frenetic new song “Making the Most of the Night.” “Baby, I’m speeding, and red lights I run / What I’ve got, you need it,” she promises over pulsating synths and funky bass. “And I’ll run to your side when your heart is bleeding / I’m coming to get ya.”
Jepsen and Sia co-wrote “Making the Most of the Night” with Samuel Dixon, Emre Ramazanoglu and the Trinity, with production from the High Street. The track is Jepsen’s latest offering from her upcoming third LP, Emotion, out August 21st via Schoolboy Records/Interscope. In March, the Canadian singer released her bold single “I Really Like You,” which she promoted with a cameo-filled video starring Tom Hanks and Justin Bieber. Jepsen announced the album in June, releasing the dynamic “Run Away With Me” the following month.
Emotion is the hyped follow-up to Jepsen’s 2012 U.S. debut, Kiss, which spawned the smash single “Call Me Maybe.” Jepsen recorded the new LP across Los Angeles, New York and Stockholm, collaborating with an eclectic group of writers and producers – including Sia, Shellback (Taylor Swift, Maroon 5), Greg Kurstin (Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry), Ariel Rechtshaid (Haim, Madonna), Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij and Blood Orange’s Devonté Hynes.
In April, Jepsen debuted Emotion cut “All That” on Saturday Night Live with assistance from Hynes and Rechtshaid. The singer plans to celebrate the album release with an August 21st performance of “Run Away With Me” on NBC’s The Today Show as part of its annual summer concert series.