Universal Music Japan Announces Emotion Side-B+

Universal Music Japan today announced “Emotion SIde-B+”, a 9-track EP CD.  Due to be release on September 13th, this will mark the first time that 6 of the songs from Emotion Side-B will be available in Japan in a physical format (“First time” and “Fever” had previously been included in the Japan-only Emotion Remixed+ CD). As a bonus, Cut to the Feeling will be included in addition to the standard 8 tracks from Side-B. Here is what the cover will look like:

In commemoration of the launch of “Emotion Side B+”,  there will be a nonline drawing for a chance at win tickets to a special screening of the film “Ballerina”, or known as in Japan as “Félicie and the Dream Toe Shoes”(Google translated from Japanese).  “30 pairs of 15 people will be chosen” (Google translation). You can enter just by retweeting this tweet by Universal Music Japan and following them.

Report: Leap! Release Date Moves Up To August 25th

Deadline.com reports:

UPDATED, 4:50 PM: The Weinstein Co.’s animated feature, Leap! is changing dates yet again — this time moving up by five days to August 25. In this end-of-summer slot, the company still has horror film Polaroid for the weekend (which is likely to move now) as well as Tulip Fever (which also has jogged around the release schedule). Tulip Fever, which stars Academy Award winners Alicia Vikander, Judi Dench and Christoph Waltz, is getting a platform release.


Along with music from Demi Lovato and Sia, the film also features new music from one of its stars, Carly Rae Jepsen. In addition to her already-released single “Cut to the Feeling,” the film will also features another new song from the “Call Me Maybe” singer titled “Runaways.”


“Our test screenings have been phenomenal – it was already great with Elle Fanning and Mel Brooks, but after adding Kate McKinnon and Nat Wolff, the scores went absolutely through the roof,” TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein said in a statement. “Carly Rae Jepsen’s song, ‘Cut to the Feeling,’ is going to be one of the top five songs of the summer, and we have incredible word-of-mouth, plus a partnership with Nickelodeon on the movie. We’re super excited about this.”

Image Gallery Update

We’ve recently added a few new photo sets to our Image gallery including Carly’s last several public appearances:

We’ve also just added a new section which includes an archive of all of Carly’s Instagram stories and Snapchats in 2017:

Report: Casting Call Issued for Upcoming Carly Rae Jepsen Music Video

A Twitter user posted up a screenshot of a recent casting call. Could it be for “Cut to the Feeling” or possibly the first single off of #CRJ4? If it is for “Cut to the Feeling”, then they would have a little over a month to shoot and put it together before “Leap!” comes out. What do you think?

MTV’s Siesta Key Trailer Features “Cut to the Feeling”

From MTV.com:

The ultimate summer series — which is premiering on July 31 — will chronicle a group of young adults as they document their escapades during the warmest months of the year in their gorgeous hometown. While the trailer — set to the perfectly fitting and incredibly catchy tune “Cut to the Feeling” by Carly Rae Jepsen — is a fantastic table-setter, we’re breaking down the visually stunning montage even further to give you a taste of what to expect.

J-14: Carly Rae Jepsen Chopped Off Her Hair Totally on Accident

Previously, Elite Daily touched upon the subject of Carly’s hair. J-14.com now has a new exclusive interview with Carly where she revealed more details about it:

Carly exclusively explains, “As wavy blonde as I could go was the vision for me.” But things took a slightly different turn. In one day, Carly dyed her hair from deep black to electric blonde. When the dye was complete, she then ran her hands through her hair. To her surprise, part of her hair literally fell out!


Whereas many of us might have legit screamed, Carly took it all in stride. She recalls, “Everybody was laughing hysterically, and I was like well I guess I’m gonna have like a boy haircut — cropped and short. Very very not what I expected, totally different. It was a surprise to me, as well as anybody else!”


Ultimately, Carly ended up being really into her new ‘do, but that didn’t happen overnight. She tells J-14, “I wouldn’t say that I loved it right away, but I wasn’t upset. I was just kind of laughing and saying, ‘C’est la vie! OK, it’s gonna be short!'”


The whole fiasco actually happened at a perfect time. Carly was set to leave on a trip through Italy for three weeks by herself and was super psyched about the idea of going incognito! She explains, “The idea of being a little bit more invisible than usual was really lovely for me. So I felt a little bit less recognizable, and that felt really exciting too.”

Elite Daily: Carly Rae Jepsen Shares Behind The Scenes Look At Her Upcoming Album

Elite Daily has a fun interview with Carly. They talked about wide range of subjects including making that song choice for #CRJ4,  working with Patrik Berger, spontaneously kissing a boy, how she got her hairstyle,  and finally, John Mayer.  Check it out!

Let me tell you, Jepsen is awesome. She’s every bit as nice and bubbly as I imagined she would be and I can’t wait to hear more of her new music. When I asked what sort of sound we can expect from her new album she told me:


It’s a good question because I have so many different songs, I don’t know how to talk totally about the album yet. I haven’t sort of picked what songs are making the album, I definitely have my favorites.


I wanted to know the most spontaneous thing she’s ever done, and her story literally gave me life. 


I one time — throwing it way back — I one time kissed a stranger without actually really talking to him first. I was at a bar. It was St. Patty’s Day. Everything was green, I was with my girlfriends, and I was doing that thing where you kind of play eyes at someone across the room … [My friend] wanted to go and I was like, I feel like I didn’t even get a chance to talk to him. So I went over really quickly and was just like, ‘Hey, I know this must seem weird, but I have to go now so I’m just going to kiss you and leave.’ So I did.

Actually it was a little bit of a romantic story at the end of the day … I was playing a show [in Vancouver] and I put up all these posters around my neighborhood and he saw the posters and recognized me and came to the show. So we ended up having a little date.


….Fascinated by her spontaneity, I asked about her exciting new look and the drastic hair change. She said,


The reason I have short hair is actually kind of funny. I was getting my hair dyed in time for the Target commercial and we dyed it from black to blonde in one day. I went to run my hands through my hair and just … some of it came out. So, let’s go for a pixie cut!

ELLE: Carly Rae Jepsen Shares Her Summer Playlist

Elle.com has an interesting article up which features a recent interview with Carly. Here’s an excerpt:

Are you in the studio these days?

I am yeah! I kind of live there actually, but in different places. I did a lot of writing for this upcoming album in Stockholm, because I’ve met a lot of writers there that I love and collaborate well with. And then again, in L.A. there’s a great community of people. So it’s kind of fun to be experimenting—I’m about 50 songs deep and figuring out what I wanna do. And part of the reason why I think [the M&M’s Spotlight] show is pretty special is we haven’t been doing a ton of gigs. This is such an intimate setting here at Chop Shop.

You’ve already written 50 songs? Didn’t you write something like 250 songs for your album ‘Emotion’?

Yeah…I went a little insane with it. [laughs] I think songwriting is probably a lot more simple than you think. I think that anyone really can write songs, it just takes having an idea and a feeling and chasing it, and you can learn more about it. I think that’s why I go to so many sessions. It is a craft that you can learn from other people. I find it to be the most fascinating thing. So I write a lot, yeah!

You can listen to Carly’s playlist that she made for ELLE below: