Just over a year ago Carly Rae Jepsen released her Emotion album which I loved and reviewed in an earlier post. Recently she released Emotion Side B which are songs that didn’t make the cut the first time. The original album had 12 tracks and there are deluxe editions with 15 and 17 tracks available as well. So, I guess you could say that these songs didn’t make the second cut either. I’m a huge fan of Carly, of Emotion, and of her releasing these B tracks. In my gay opinion, more artists should do this for their fans.
Why leave these eight songs to sit and gather dust in the vaults? These are great songs with the same fun-loving essence as the original Emotion album. They’re modern pop songs but with an over-all old school vibe. It brought me back to a time when there was such a thing as B sides to singles. On the flip side you’d usually get another song off the album but sometimes you’d get a remix or, in worse case scenarios, an instrumental version of the single. The best was when an artist gave you a previously unreleased track, those were like gold and I’d say the Side B tracks are 24 karat.
This wouldn’t be the album to buy to check out Carly for the first time, get her previous albums Kiss or Emotion for that. Side B is definitely a gift for her fans or anyone who enjoyed Emotion the first time around. Thanks Carly for paving the road for other artists to hopefully do this in the future and for giving me more music to hold me over until you’re ready to release your next album.