Bop-maker, Justin Tranter, was the host and featured performer at the GLAAD Spirit Day concert last night and the place was absolutely packed with pop stars. The event took place at Sayer’s Club in Los Angeles.
Performers included Adam Lambert, JoJo, Hailee Steinfeld, Parson James, Courtney Love, and of course Justin Tranter himself. In attendance were Carly, Allie X, Willow Smith, Troye Sivan, Daya, amongst many others. Here are a few photos of Carly at the event:
And here’s a clip of Carly singing along to Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” as covered live by Adam Lambert:
— ADAM LAMBERT DAILY (@AdamL_Daily) October 19, 2017
“Being 80 songs, it could be a lot of things,” said Jepsen when asked to give an update on the album. “At this point, it’s about kind of choosing them and polishing it and getting it to a place where I can feel the order makes sense.”
That sounds like a lot of music to wade through. But Jepsen said she wrote over 200 songs for “Emotion,” some of which ended up on her equally excellent “Side B” release.
As for the tone of the album, Jepsen shared a few influences.
“I was really highly attracted to this understated disco,” said Jepsen as she was cut off by a round of cheers and applause. “In going into the studio sometimes I would realize that, ‘Oh, I wanted disco, but I’ve made a mambo.’ So, I’m not really doing any disclaimers about what this is going to be, because I think it’s got different flavors in there.”
Another New-Old interview from Japan from September 13th:
The radio host, who professed to being half-Canadian, studied at the same performing arts school as Carly in Victoria at a young age. There, he specialized in “freestyle basketball”, a talent which he happily demonstrated to Carly at the end of the interview.
— Z-Bounce (@zb_fmyokohama) October 6, 2017
Call Me Maybe becomes the 80th video on Youtube to reach 1 billions views! (77th music video). Congrats Carly!
Let’s take some time and rewatch the video that helped kick-start her career:
Last year, the RIAA had announced that the song became the 12th song to garner a Diamond certification in RIAA’s Gold & Platinum Program history.
Before the New Yorker Festival, Carly had a fun day around town with photographer buddy Vanessa Heins and was reunited with singer Ava Raiin.
Photos sourced from the Instagram accounts of amendedversion, avaraiin, carlyraejepsen, joe_saturday, ryanferreira, vanessaheins, and on Twitter: @corzop
Carly also performed Run Away With Me and I Really Like You. Here’s some snippets from Instagram:
“I like the magic of driving towards the studio and not knowing what is going to happen that day.” —@carlyraejepsen on her process
Does @carlyraejepsen ever get writer’s block? “No, but that doesn’t mean I never write bad songs.”
“I’m probably about eighty songs deep for this next album.” —@carlyraejepsen
Does @carlyraejepsen like L.A.? “I made a pact with a friend to start saying we love L.A. then maybe we’ll start to believe it.”
“I want to believe New York is love at first sight and L.A. is sort of a slow burn.” —@carlyraejepsen
How does @carlyraejepsen explain her appeal to gay men? “I do not know how to explain it but I will say it’s the gift of my life.”
Some additional reporting by @MarcusJonesNY:
“I never run out of ideas and I never stop enjoying it”- @carlyraejepsen on how she never gets writers block
@carlyraejepsen described part of her new album as “understated disco” and there were at least 2 people yelling “yaaasssss”
@carlyraejepsen also said she’s into making “music to clean you house to”
When asked about her huge appeal to gay men, @carlyraejepsen called it the gift of her life
Also, @carlyraejepsen revealed the first person she asked to be in the “I Really Like You” video was Bill Murray