Carly Rae Jepsen performs her brand new single “I Really Like You” on Jimmy Kimmel Live in Hollywood on Thursday night (March 5).
The 29-year-old singer just released the new track earlier this week and was spotted meeting with fans after her performance.
Speaking recently with Billboard, she opened up about the new song.
“It was a collaboration between Peter Svensson, who I don’t know if you know is from The Cardigans. He was responsible for ‘Lovefool,’ which is my favorite song from the 90’s …The original little hook for the idea was something Peter I think had kept for a while, and once we heard it we were like, ‘We gotta make it still, it’s gotta be a little older somehow. We’ve gotta be a little seductive in the verses, we’ve gotta make it 80’s.’” Carly Rae explained.
She added, “We were just trying to make it all work together — it was a fun project, and I’m really happy with how it turned out.”
The 29-year-old singer penned a new letter for her fans on her official website, ahead of her new single, “I Really Like You”, making it’s debut.
“It’s been an incredible 2 years. 3 years? Geeze – time flies! I’ve been hiding in forests where one meets a prince and dances till midnight. I’ve been cocooned in my Soho apartment, sipping tea with artists so weird and wonderful that only New York could keep them happy. I have been hiking to the tippy tops of LA peaks where I’ve said this out loud to no one…I’m ready. (Imagine the Muddy Waters song playing in my headphones.),” she writes.
Carly Rae added, “I have been quietly so alive and now at long last I am ready to share my heart about it. The first single is called, ‘I Really Like You’ and I do–really really really really really really like you that is. Your support as my fans and friends has been everything.”