Carly Rae Jepsen Wrote A Song With Sia
This is a dream come true: In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Carly Rae Jepsen revealed that she worked with Sia Furler and producer Greg Kurstin on a song for her upcoming new album, E·MO·TION. The 29-year-old "I Really Like You" singer described the track as having "a very '80s flair to it." OK, I'm listening. She also called it "kind of girl anthem-y." Well, now I'm sold. That sounds just about perfect! If it were up to me, all pop singers would be required to work with Sia and Kurstin at some point in their careers — those two just "get" pop music.
Sia has enlisted Kurstin to work on several of her own projects (he helped create seven tracks for her last album, 1000 Forms of Fear — including the smash hit “Chandelier”), but she’s done a number of songs with him for other artists, too. A few of my favorites are Beyoncé's "Standing on the Sun," Rita Ora's "Radioactive," and Cheryl Cole's "Firecracker." I can't wait to hear what the pair cooked up in the studio with Jepsen. I have a good feeling it's going to be one of E·MO·TION's standouts.
Here are 3 Sia/Greg Kurstin songs with a little '80s flair that could give us an idea of what to expect from their Carly Rae Jepsen collab:
Shakira's "Chasing Shadows"
"Chasing Shadows" reminds me of Pat Benatar's 1984 hit, "We Belong."
Katy Perry's "Double Rainbow"
"Double Rainbow" is one of my absolute favorite songs from Perry's PRISM album.
Kelly Clarkson's "Let Your Tears Fall"
"Let Your Tears Fall" is proof that Sia and Kurstin make an incredible team.
E·MO·TION's official release date hasn't been announced yet, but Jepsen recently tweeted that it will arrive sometime "this summer."