Carly Rae Jepsen teases collaboration with indie star
By CHELSEA HUANG
Carly Rae Jepsen may be known for her bubbly "Call Me Maybe" track that launched her into stardom, but her eclectic range of influences might surprise some.
"I come from a family of really folky artist-type people, so I really like Leonard Cohen and James Taylor," she told AOL at the Songwriter's Hall of Fame.
The "I Really Like You" singer, 29, also cited Joni Mitchell as an influence, reciting her favorite lyric from the legendary singer's 1971 song, "A Case Of You": "I could drink a case of you, and I would still be on my feet."
For her upcoming album, "Emotions," Jepsen took inspiration from another decade.
"Cyndi Lauper inspired me early on, and I knew that I wanted to make really emotional '80s pop," she said.
Jepsen honored the celebrated '80s icon at the Songwriter's Hall of Fame induction ceremony Thursday night with a heartfelt cover of her hit ballad "Time After Time."
The singer has already released three singles from "Emotions," which will be released in full on August 21, including the catchy tune "I Really Like You," and while she finds it hard to choose a favorite, the star teased her favorite track on the B-side, featuring an interesting collaboration.
"There's a song called 'Warm Blood' which I did with Rostam from Vampire Weekend. It's kind of a really strange combination but it worked really well and I could see myself working more with him in the future."