Carly Rae Jepsen - Boy Problems

April 27, 2016 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Carly Rae Jepsen dropped this new music video for her fourth single from her critically acclaimed album E●MO●TION, which I am obsessed with. Boy Problems takes us back to the 80's with this feel good song about breaking up with her boyfriend and her best friend not caring because she's got worse problems. Let's be honest, everyone has boy problems or girl problems, there's always some sort of dilemma. There's always a best friend to listen, but sometimes they can only hear so much before they stop caring, especially when you don't listen to them. Carly Rae Jepsen shows that best friends are taken for granted and perfect for spilling your boy problems to, even if they don't care.

Carly Rae Jepsen first appeared on Canadian Idol. She's had a number one with "Call Me Maybe" and although her most recent album was critically acclaimed, the album didn't chart so well. I saw her live during an album signing in September, read more about it here. Surprisingly, she's 30 years old, and hasn't really became the success we all expect her to, although she's had some good hits, such as "Call Me Maybe", "Good Time" and "I Really Like You", I'm hoping new music will push her back in the spotlight, and although this 80's vibe suits her, it's not as popular as it should be. This song was written by Carly Rae Jepsen, Sia Furler, Greg Kurstin and Tavish Crowe.

Directed by Petra Collins, there's a full cast of girls featuring Alexandra Marzella, Manon Macasaet, Torraine Futurum, Chloe Pultar, Carlotta Kohl, Diana Veras, Barbie Ferreira, Kaila Chambers, Tavi Gevinson, Dounia Tazi, Minahil Mahmood, Hannah Park, Paloma Elsesser, Taylor Coward and Samira Alfaris.

Carly Rae Jepsen still looks incredibly young. Her songs always seem bubble-gum popish, with a deep meaning behind each and every one of them, you would never think she was actually 30 years old. But who cares at what age you're discovered, as long as you have hit songs and the amazing voice to go with it, who cares?

The same can be said about boy problems. everyone's had them and everyone's got them. The music video really shows this with the amount of girls in the video, all singing the lyrics to the song, suggesting that they also broke up with their boyfriends today too.

Carly Rae Jepsen is curled up in bed throughout most of the video. She seems upset that she ended the relationship, but at the same time she's in a good mood because she hasn't lost her best friend, and this track is upbeat nonetheless.

There's not a lot to this music video, I've seen Carly Rae Jepsen perform much better than this, and her acoustic version of "Your Type" at that exclusive gig had me in tears. She can perform amazingly, and this just doesn't come across that well. Having saying that, the song and video feels exactly like comfort ice cream, you know... When you've just ended a relationship, and you turn to that fat tub of ice cream in the freezer, and you grab a spoon and eat it all... Well now we've got this music video to watch instead, it's uplifting, it's a comfort and you definitely won't be ten stone heavier the next day, unless you eat ice cream whilst watching this (that's not a suggestion by the way). Overall, it's a good performance piece, but nothing spectacular. Loving the new hair, by the way, Carly Rae Jepsen.
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