There’s something so unspeakably fantastic about jamming out to a catchy pop song, and few artists can do that type of music quite as well as Carly Rae Jepsen. The extreme popularity of “Call Me Maybe” at one point overshadowed her career, but the release of 2015’s E•MO•TION has clearly shown that she’s no one-hit wonder.
Last week, she returned with the single “Cut To The Feeling,” to appear on the soundtrack for the upcoming movie Leap. The song, recorded in the E•MO•TION sessions, follows true Carly Rae Jepsen style in its anthemic energy and unrestrained emotion; an opening glissando transitions into a catchy background beat that explodes in the choruses, where heavy synths back Jepsen’s high notes as she professes impatience with ambiguity in a relationship and a desire to skip to the real thing. Jepsen so consistently strikes gold with her music, but “Cut To The Feeling” has an unbelievable, addictive energy that instantly establishes it as a defining track of her discography, and it’s nigh impossible to resist dancing and singing along with it.
It’s hard to say exactly what this single foreshadows in terms of what we’ll see from Jepsen next, but it makes it evident that whatever she has in store will be worth the wait. In the meantime, make sure you get a taste of it with “Cut To The Feeling, and if you’ve missed out on everything else she has to offer, be sure to remedy that, starting with the show-stopping E•MO•TION and its follow-up EP, E•MO•TION Side B.