Carly Rae Jepsen - Your Type

08 November Critic Jonni 0 Comments



I was going to pick JoJo's "Say Love", however this popped up on my YouTube homepage. I first heard "Your Type" at a Caryl Rae Jepsen acoustic gig (click here for more details) and fell instantly in love with the song (the acoustic version I heard live is below). It was so full of emotion, and it connected with me so much as I can't count the amount of times I've been in the same situation. Tears literally appeared when she was singing this at the gig, it hadn't been long since I broke up with my most recent boyfriend, who would've been at the gig with me if we had still been together. I am delighted to know it's the next single from her amazing album, and I was ecstatic to watch this video. Compassionate and devoted, Carly Rae Jepsen, proves that her music deserves to be heard and that her album isn't called "E•MO•TION" for no reason.

Carly Rae Jepsen is totally underrated, her most recent album under performed on charts globally, although I personally believe it is much better than her second album "Kiss". Third in season five of Canadian Idol, she has gone on to become the most known internationally from the TV show. She's someone everyone still mentions, they know of her, but aren't aware of new music, no matter how much promotion she does, she never is going to get another worldwide hit like "Call Me Maybe". The song was written by Carly Rae Jepsen, Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk, Wayne Hector and Tavish Crowe.

The music video, directed by Gia Coppola and David Kalani Larkins, the latter being Carly Rae Jepsen's boyfriend, is a new take on this song's meaning.

The song is about falling for a guy who she will never get, as he doesn't see her that way... I'm sure everyone has felt this way, no more than the LGBT people. I have been here plenty of times, myself. The directors have changed the meaning and spun it on Carly Rae Jepsen's music. She was on everyone's lips when "Call Me Maybe" came out, and nowadays people are rarely talking about her, and they wouldn't identify "Run Away With Me" or even this song, on the radio, with her.

She has proven she has matured a lot in the space of an album, and the video shows that too... Still sporting her Joan Jett look she had at the acoustic gig I went to, she feels lost and alone, her headphones get stolen right in front of her nose and at her gig people don't seem interested or recognise her, like many of her fans would. She performs with a band called Escandalosos.

She gets over her nerves, continues on, and the scene changes to her own gig, people start clubbing to "Your Type" which is definitely a confident booster of a song as she makes you realise others are feeling the same way. Carly Rae Jepsen finishes her gig in a much better mood than when she started.

Overall, great narrative full of emotion and meaning, but what do we expect when her album is called Emotion? I would totally buy gig tickets to see her live, if she ever does a tour in the UK. And a brilliant performance piece to match. Can't fault this video.
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