New song “Cut to the Feeling” featured in the film “Ballerina”

Apparently, the much rumored song, “Cut to the Feeling”, is featured during the ending credits of the movie.  One French movie-goer managed to record a clip of the song. Click the link below to listen to it:

The movie had been released in France and will soon be making its way to the UK. There is no release date set yet for the US. UPDATE: News outlets covering the film also confirmed the presence of another Carly track called “Runaways” on the soundtrack. Sia, who has worked with Carly on Emotion, will also be contributing a song for the album.

CBC will be Live-Streaming it’s New Year’s Eve celebration

CBC/Radio-Canada is kicking off its Canada 150 celebrations with a cross-country New Year’s Eve musical celebration — and you can watch it from the comfort of whichever device is connected to the internet.


On Dec. 31, settle yourself in to to watch host Rick Mercer from Parliament Hill, checking in to a lineup of musicians performing across the country including Carly Rae Jepsen and Brett Kissel (both in Ottawa), Scott Helman (in Montreal), the Strumbellas (in Halifax), the Bros. Landreth featuring Begonia (in Winnipeg) and the Sheepdogs (in Vancouver).

The live stream will begin at 11 p.m. (11:30 NL) on Dec. 31, and you can watch it right here or on CBC-TV.

Fader: “The 115 Best Songs Of 2016”

#87. Store
As essentially a grab bag of rejected songs, E•MO•TION: Side B was necessarily less cohesive than the 2015 masterwork that preceded it. “Store” is a microcosm of that scatteredness, but that’s precisely how it achieves such total transcendence. The organ-backed moodiness of its first verse is a throw-off tactic — when the cheery chorus unexpectedly hits, it’s the smartest and dumbest pop moment of the year, like a firecracker shot out from under the covers.

On that chorus, Carly Rae flips the classic exit line of the abandoning father (see: Will’s dad in Fresh Prince, Phoebe’s on Friends): “I’m just going to the store, to the store/ I’m just going to the store/ You might not see me anymore, anymore/ I’m just going to the store.” Is the chipper carelessness of her breakup a modern-day triumph, or does the descent back into melancholy in the next verse give away the lie? What do you do when you can’t trust joy? — DUNCAN COOPER

MuuMuse: “The Top 20 Albums of 2016”

#5. Emotion Side-B

Carly Slay Jepselegend, Canada’s answer to Kylie Minogue, pop savior and Queen of “Queen Of” Memes, served up last year’s greatest pop album in the form of E•MO•TION. It only makes sense that just some of that record’s scraps are, in fact, pure gold. From the misleadingly chipper “Store,” which quickly took off as a Vine (RIP) viral sensation to A-plus pop servings like “Higher,” “Body Language” and “Fever,” Side B made the lack of an original LP from CRJ feel tolerable. But since Carly does friend-zoning better than anyone, it’s her whimpering moments like “Roses” and “Cry” that cut the deepest. It’s hard to believe this was a mere appetizer before the already-too-much-to-handle “disco”-inspired record that’s on the way. (Chills already.) -Bradley Stern

Popcrush: “The 25 Best Pop Albums of 2016”

Too much of a good thing? There’s no discernible risk where Carly Rae Jepsen’s latest, an extension of the acclaimed E•MO•TION, is concerned. Released in August, exactly one year after its forerunner’s debut, E•MO•TION: Side B is a prescription pop-amphetamine served with the listener’s choice of energy drink chaser. Between the Greg Kurstin-produced “Higher,” a Mach-speed flight intent on breaking radio’s sound barrier; and the moody, subdued “Roses,” the eight-track collection has got the bends and curves of a fully realized Top 40 fable. That is, of course, with the exception of “Store.” “Store” remains the weirdest. — Matthew Donnelly

Pitchfork: “The 20 Best Pop and R&B Albums of 2016”

Going into her third album, E•MO•TION, Carly Rae Jepsen was tasked with following up the saccharine magic of “Call Me Maybe.” Instead of attempting to top her success, Jepsen decided to go all-in on making the hookiest ’80s-inspired pop imaginable, writing more than 250 tracks in the process. E•MO•TION Side B collects a handful of the love songs that didn’t make the original album, but you’d be remiss to consider it less worthy of your time. –Noah Yoo

Pretty Much Amazing: “The 60 Best Albums of 2016”

#25. Emotion Side-B
It’s been wonderful seeing Carly Rae Jepsen gracefully transition from one-hit wonder to poptimist icon over the past couple years..


…The opening one-two punch of “First Time” and “Higher” is loads of fun at every turn, while “Cry” finds her probing emotional depths that she’s only touched on before, topped off with an excellent vocal performance. “Call Me Maybe” might have been a fluke from a commercial standpoint, but artistically, she’s improved on herself with every new release. She’s absolutely earned the right to call herself “higher than the rest.”

Spin’s “The 101 Best Songs of 2016”

#74. Fever
Not many artists are as skilled at using the heartbeat of a song—the thumps that double as a device of feeling and musical pacing—as Carly Rae Jepsen, who breathes into those pulses to convey her desire for love, a new start, an ending, or whatever. The pulse of “Fever” is an ache that she falls into, deciding that her way to recover from heartbreak is to not really, not yet. Instead, she’ll invite a little more, to taste the feeling all over again: “You wanna break my heart, alright.” But, still: “Don’t break my heart tonight.” The end bleeds into the beginning into the end into the beginning, a satisfyingly masochistic loop. -Clover Hope

W Magazine: The Year of Poptimism: 17 Songs That Renewed Our Faith in Humanity in 2016

“There are no Carly Rae b-sides,” a friend of mine wrote on Facebook shortly after Jepsen debuted her Emotion Side B EP at the end of the summer…..


…..Emotion Side B* opens with the click of a cassette tape on “First Time,” as if, in this digital age, the singer were really turning over a recording to side B. The Dev Hynes-assisted record blends retro influences with a darker, more jaded eye than the A-side. “We won’t get too sentimental, not tonight,” she sings. “’Cause when my heart breaks, it always feels like the first time.” She’s unabashedly sentimental, openly romantic, refreshingly unpretentious. -Katherine Cusumano