After effectively swallowing the entire world in a swirling, hellish firestorm of Tumblr memes, endless shirtless bro parodies, and complete and utter radio, Billboard chart and award show domination thanks to the catchiest song of, well, ever (“Call Me Maybe”), Canadian chanteuse Carly Rae Jepsen has finally released the follow-up (that isn’t her collaboration with Owl City, “Good Time”) to her colossal summer smash: “This Kiss.”
Co-produced by Matthew Koma and RedFoo of LMFAO (the one whose head Madonna straddled during the Superbowl performance), the gleeful pop number bounces along on top of a slap-happy, ’80’s-esque synthesizer pulse with Katy Perry-esque hooks and all the sugary-sweet conviction of a J-Pop smash, similar to Mya‘s “Fabulous Life.”
“This kiss is something I can’t resist,” the 26-year-old Canadian chanteuse croons. The blissfully uptempo throwback, one of sixteen tracks from Jepsen’s forthcoming album Kiss out next week (which, according to a statement from the singer, was “inspired by Robyn, the Cars, Madonna, and believe it or not, James Taylor”), keeps Jepsen’s happy-go-lucky spree of lovey-doveyness coming for another round.
It’s a solid track, although it surely won’t make as much of an impact as “Call Me Maybe” (the song lacks a supremely dorky hook, after all.) Still, “This Kiss” is enough of a cut to ensure that the Mizz Jepsen’s far from becoming a one-hit wonder.
So reinforce the windows and start heading down into the basement now–another Carly Rae Jepstorm approaches.
(Also, Faith Hill has to be, like…so totally pissed.)
“This Kiss” was released on September 10. (iTunes)