I really, really couldn’t be bothered whether the general public is onboard with the Carly Raedemption — because I really, really like it.

E·MO·TION is (thankfully) shaping up to be every bit as good as Carly Rae Jepsen‘s sparkling (and deeply underappreciated) 2012 record Kiss, from her unapologetically catchy lead single “I Really Like You” to the left-leaning, artsy fartsy Dev Hynes collaboration, “All That.” And after the Canadian cutie revealed the LP’s meaty contents last night (17 songs!), the title track has arrived a tad early…or right on time.

“E·MO·TION” is a blissful, ’80s-tinged rush of Jepper’s signature swooning, full of tequila and kisses and confident/vaguely threatening demands for your undivided attention. Carly’s way more aggressive in her come-on game this time around — there’s no “Maybe” about this one.

In your fantasy, dream about me and all that we could do with this emotion…

Like the best of Carly, the song is impeccably produced and filled with sweet, earnest hooks. “In your head and I won’t stop…” Gulp! Her evil plan is working. Also, lots of “babe” and “boy” — always a plus in my book.

So few pop stars are serving up unabashed pop that feels this good. #Thankful4Carly.

E·MO·TION will be released this summer. (iTunes)