If you're sleeping on Carly Rae Jepsen -- or still just think she's just the "Call Me Maybe" girl -- first off, what is wrong with you? Since her 2015 release, Emotion, Jepsen has been a fountain of savvy, soaring hits that deserve far more than the "guilty pleasure" moniker. (In fact, let's just banish that phrase from our lexicon, OK?)
Anyway, if you still aren't convinced that Jepsen is making some of the best pop out there, please give her new single, "Party for One," a listen. "Party for One" is being deemed by the press (and by Carly herself) as a declaration of "self love, "and while that's certainly accurate, we're also all adults here. It's pretty unabashedly about something a little more explicit. "I'll be the one, if you don't care about me," she sings. "Making love to myself, back on my beat."
As the track goes on, heartbreak morphs into pure joy and the production grows steadily more epic -- thundering even, if you want to go that far. She's one of the few musicians working today who unfailingly writes songs that make listeners feel like they belong in their very own movie montages.