Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Warm Blood” Is Super Cool

Carl Williott | July 31, 2015 8:35 am
Carly's "Run Away With Me" Vid
Carly Rae Jepsen's latest video is a carefree joyride.

Carly Rae Jepsen has dropped E·MO·TION standout “Warm Blood,” and it’s another welcome departure from the bubblegum of “I Really Like You,” instead matching the sultry late-night pulse of “All That.” Jepsen’s vape-addled voice is particularly scratchy and vulnerable here, contrasting with the song’s silvery atmospherics and ultra-smooth electro bass line.

Vampire Weekend secret genius and Charli XCX collaborator Rostam Batmanglij produced and co-wrote the song, giving it some intricate background flourishes like warped computer static and keyboard riffs that reward multiple listens and keep it from being just another Drive-style retread. Hear it below.

E·MO·TION is out August 21 and we’ve also heard “Your Type” and the title track off the LP.