Carly Rae Jepsen’s “All That”: Listen To Her New, Prince-Like Ballad

Robbie Daw | April 6, 2015 6:31 am
Carly Rae Does 'SNL'
Carly Rae Jepsen made her Saturday Night Live debut over the weekend.

Following her stellar performance of “All That” on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, Carly Rae Jepsen’s new single was made available for purchase on iTunes. Jepsen worked on the song, which follows up the much-loved  “I Really Like You,” with in-demand songwriter-producers Dev Hynes and Ariel Rechtshaid.

Last month, Carly Rae told us the following about working with the pair on “All That”:

Dev was through Solange. I was really into her, and while being in New York for Cinderella and having time during the day, I would be on the Internet and my guitarist would come into town, and we’d be like, “Well, who did the production on that? Who co-wrote that with her?” Then I got into the Blood Orange Cupid Deluxe album, and I was like, okay, I need to meet this guy. So I ended up meeting him in New York, and we started a few things together. One of the tracks, it kind of had that Prince-y element to it and we loved it, but Ariel got involved with it recently to add his spin to it too. It’s a pretty big slow jam, so we brought the tempo up a little bit…

And with Ariel, on the separate train of things, I was a big fan of the Sky [Ferreira] stuff… We had a couple coffee dates, just talking in between all the stuff that he’s got going with Brandon Flowers, and we were like, “How are we sneaking in a day to get this done?” We just made it come together. I remember when I got both [Dev and Ariel] in the room together to work on this track, it was probably one of the most magical days ever. It’s nice to really be in a moment like that and feel like, okay, this is why I’m in this business.

The finished product sounds like all involved mined their love for ’80s R&B balladry and, yes, Prince, to great effect. Give “All That” a listen below.

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