The new Carly Rae Jepsen full length ‘The Loveliest Time’ is about “blossoming” after a period of “darkness” and loneliness”.
The companion album to ‘The Loneliest Time’ is scheduled for a proper July 28 release, and the musician stated that it’s a proper “body of work” and not just some “cast off ideas” from her former LP.
Speaking about the inspiration for the album, Jepsen took to Instagram, writing:
“It’s been the loneliest time, it’s been the loveliest time. After a season of hibernation comes the season of blossoming. I got to know loneliness and discover the beauty in it. The loneliest time taught me that growth comes from being planted in darkness. But now the world has opened itself back up again and in turn so have we. It’s time for celebration and for all the lessons we have learned to burst into joyful action. The Loveliest Time… At this point you know me so well that I won’t even tease about a b sides. It’s almost disrespectful because you know that it’s coming. And in fact this is the time to announce that it’s here. It’s done and a month from now The Loveliest Time will be all yours. I can’t really call it a b sides as if these were cast off ideas – it’s the completed set to a body of work that taught me so much about love and loneliness and myself. So let the countdown begin. Thank you for your continued support. Always x. (sic)”
Produced by, Rostam, who helped produce its 2022 predecessor, also worked on the new record and teased that fans need to “get ready to dance”. Commenting underneath a tweet about the new LP, he wrote: “the two we did for The Loveliest Time have BPMs —get ready to dance (sic)”
All material included in ‘The Loneliest Time’ were recorded in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the 37-year-old artist stating:
“The most awkward thing for me so far has been trying to do writing sessions over Zoom. You’re trying to spark creativity with, sometimes, a complete stranger. It’s just a really awkward beginning process. We’re staring at each other like, ‘Can I call you back when we each have some ideas?’ I’m always writing, chipping away at a couple ideas here and there. Right now I would say it’s been the most successful with my guitarist Tavish [Crowe], who’s based in Canada, just because we are really used to each other’s flow and I don’t feel self-conscious sending him a voice memo, even if it sounds crap. I know he trusts that we’ll get it to the right place.”