Another Song is Released Bearing Similarities to “Run Away With Me”

This week, another song  bearing a resemblence to Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Run Away WIth Me” has been making the rounds in the Twitter-sphere. Many Carly fans noted that FO&O’s  “So So Good” featured pulsating beats/instrumentals that almost seem to be lifted from “Run Away With Me” and the song contained a chorus share a similar cadence. FO&O is a Swedish based group and the song was written and produced a Swedish team. Similarly, Jepsen’s song was co-written by a team of Swedish writers and producers as well (although not sharing any of the same people). Listen below:

Again, Perez Hilton (a noted Carly fan) chimes in on the matter:

Back in March, we reported a similar issue with Amy Guess’s “Late Night”. Upon discovering the similarities, Guess contacted Carly’s label and her EP was subsequently taken down. She would later go on to re-release her EP, minus the track in question. Although the similarities in FO&O’s song is not quite as blantant as “Late Night”, it is not unclear whether or not it will suffer the same fate.

As with anything that has to do with music and drama, the folks over at ATRL has already started a thread about this.

Jepsie Spotlight: The Rhythm & Beats of TRDrums

In this feature, I want to share with you one of my favorite Youtube cover artists of Carly’s music, TRDrums (Taylor Reeves). His channel features a vast collection of pop drum covers that are mesmerizing to watch and are pretty faithful to the original songs. How do I know he is a Jepsie? Well, not only did he do 7 drum covers of Carly Rae Jepsen songs, but one of them is “Still In The Game”, an unreleased track that only the most ardent of CRJ fans know about. I also remember asking him a year ago to cover “Boy Problems” and he seemed pretty happy to oblige. Check out his work below!

“Jepsie Spotlight” is a series that seeks to showcase the talents and creativeness of Carly Rae Jepsen fans.

Carly Performs in Vegas at another Private Company Event

Carly performed at a private company event last night. This time, it was for the staffing firm, Robert Half, for their “Reach for the Stars Recognition” awards event.  This was at the the same hotel she performed at during CES earlier in the year (@ The Encore), although in their ballroom instead of the Surrender Nightclub.  Unfortunately, private events usually mean that footage/photos are pretty hard to come by, so we rely again on Instagram for a sneek peek:

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Carly also posted some pre-show shots on her Instagram.

Earlier in the day, Ashley Loren, Carly’s former background singer, visited her soundcheck. Ashley currently has residency at the Palazzo in Las Vegas where she stars as Satine in the musical Baz: Star Crossed Lovers. Also, earlier on the same day, she had some really nice things to say about Carly and her crew in a radio interview (Carly related parts at 10:25 and at 24:05 in the video below):

Carly Announces Concert with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra!

Carly announced today on Twitter & Instagram that she will be performing a one night only concert with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra on June 16th. It will be the first time she has done a full concert backed by a live orchestra. Tickets are going fast (already more than half gone!), so get them soon if you are anywhere near the Toronto area on 6/17!

One Night ONLY! gives us the low-down on the event:

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is delighted to welcome Canadian multi-platinum, Grammy- and JUNO-nominated singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen for a single, not-to-be-missed performance of her music accompanied by the TSO at Roy Thomson Hall on Saturday, June 17 at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale today.


As the TSO continues to celebrate Canadian music and its many genres, the much-anticipated performance is part of the TSO’s Canada Mosaic-a Canada 150 Signature Project. Jepsen-a singer, songwriter, and actress-shares the stage with long-time collaborator Tavish Crowe (Musical Director and guitarist) and the TSO, under the musical direction of Canadian conductor Lucas Waldin. To the delight of Jepsen’s fans and TSO buffs alike, the evening includes some of the artist’s greatest hits including excerpts from her critically acclaimed album E•MO•TION.


“Canada Mosaic celebrates our musical diversity and Canadian artists. Its lineup features some amazing collaborations, including one with singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen. Make the most of Canada 150 and let yourself be captivated by Canadian music!” -The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

Billboard Names “Call Me Maybe” as having the #1 Chorus of the 21st Century

Released in 2012, “Call Me Maybe” was a cosmic force that could not be denied. Five years later, it is still garnering accolades. Recently, it had achieved the rare Diamond cetification by the RIAA, and now Billboard has honored it for having the #1 chorus of the 21st century in its recent Top 100 list:

One string swipe into the “Call Me Maybe” chorus, and it’s all over. The song hits its disco strut, Carly Rae begins her pickup line, and before you look up the song’s already in the stratosphere, soaring from its first “Hey, I…” Aside from the fact that CRJ encapsulates everything you’ve ever felt in a post-crush rush in 17 words — maybe even just the three of the title — she delivers it with expert over-excited anxiousness, as if darting between the raindrops of the string stabs. And then, the perfectly paradoxical post-chorus: “Before you came into my life I missed you so bad.” All in all, the best part of the “Call Me Maybe” chorus was how it ended up summarizing our own feelings about the song — the giddiness, the awkward excitement, and the feeling of how we never knew how much we needed a song like it in our lives until it showed up.

In addition, Billboard has also put together a companion article with Carly’s thoughts on the mega-hit:

I was in Vancouver at my apartment, with [co-writer] Tavish Crowe to begin with, and he was just strumming some chords, and I sang out what I thought was a pre[-chorus],” Jepsen recalls. “We had a verse, we had a completely different chorus, and I thought that what I was singing at the time — ‘Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy’ — was just, like, filler lyrics. I mentioned to Tavish that we would fix them later, and he said, ‘No, I think they’re kind of quirky and light-hearted and fun. I think we should keep those.

Carly performs in Toronto for Showcase 360

Carly performed today at a corporate gig in Toronto. This time for Showcase 360, a trade show for pharmacy retail. We don’t have details of the setlist but we know she performed Good Time and Call Me Maybe. Below are some videos and photos we’ve been able to find on Instagram:

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