Carly Rae Jepsen has said that she didn’t expect her infuriatingly catchy and insanely popular single ‘Call Me Maybe’ to be a mainstream success, despite it being a hefty swing towards mainstream pop from the sound of her 2008 debut album, ‘Tug Of War’.
She told the AP: “[When we were writing 'Call Me Maybe'], we used the idea of [it] being like a modern-day Annie Lennox-type pop [song], like ‘Walking On Broken Glass’. I want to do songs like that. So, we decided to add some different instruments like strings, things you don’t normally hear in pop songs right now. [But] we weren’t expecting that it was going to be a game-changing song, we just thought it was a little bit of a tune and now we’re all just kind of looking at each other like: ‘What happened?’”
With her next album due to feature collaborations with such underground heroes as Owl City, LMFAO’s Redfoo, fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff and Justin Bieber, she added: “Style-wise, I think my love affair with pop music is just getting stronger. If anything I want to go further down that road – I’m inspired by Robyn, La Roux and Dragonette, I love those artists. I’m hoping to add my little spin to pop music so that it’s a little refreshing, like something you haven’t heard yet”.