Speaking with press at the event, Carly Rae dished about the tracks she’s excited for fans to hear on her upcoming album, E·MO·TION.
“I’m equally excited by the B-sides, which aren’t singles. There’s a song called ‘Warm Blood’ that I did with Rostam [Batmanglij] from Vampire Weekend,” she shared, adding, “It’s kind of a really strange combination, but it worked really well. I could see myself wanting to work with him more in the future.”
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“I took my time with this album and wanted to make a pop record that had heart to it. I was lucky enough to work with some of my favorite writers and producers and together we made a collection of songs that I couldn’t be more proud of,” Carly Rae shared in a statement.
“I don’t know, it was a miracle,” Carlysaid. “We [manager Scooter Braun] just ended up looking through all these different treatments for the video and I wasn’t finding anything that I loved. I felt that the song is so sweet that having a really sweet video on top of it would be gag-worthy. I wanted it to be something funny.”
Carly continued, “We came up with the idea of having a really unexpected lead male character sing the song instead of me, in a very dry and serious kind of way. Scooter had just had dinner with Tom Hanks telling him how I had a list of people that I had been politely stalking and Tom was just like ‘You should have asked me.’”