Emotion (Carly Rae Jepsen album)

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Standard edition cover, deluxe edition cover shows"E•MO•TION" in pink, rather than blue.
Studio album by Carly Rae Jepsen
Released June 24, 2015 (2015-06-24)
Recorded Mid 2014 – Early 2015
Length 44:02
Carly Rae Jepsen chronology
Kiss: The Remix
Emotion Remixed +
Singles from Emotion
  1. "I Really Like You"
    Released: March 2, 2015
  2. "Run Away with Me"
    Released: July 17, 2015
  3. "Your Type"
    Released: November 9, 2015

Emotion (stylized as E•MO•TION) is the third studio album by Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen. It was released on June 24, 2015 in Japan and on August 21, 2015 worldwide through 604, School Boy, and Interscope Records.[3][4][5][6] Looking to transition from the bubblegum pop-oriented nature of her second studio album Kiss (2012), Jepsen found inspiration in 1980s music and alternative styles. She enlisted a team of mainstream and indie collaborators, including Sia, Mattman & Robin, Dev Hynes, Ariel Rechtshaid and Rostam Batmanglij, culminating in a largely synth-pop-centric effort.

Emotion received acclaim from contemporary music critics, who praised its pop escapism, but were divided over its lyrical content. Despite positive reception, the album underperformed worldwide, debuting at number sixteen on the Billboard 200 with 16,153 units and number eight in Canada with 2,600 copies. The album fared better in Japan, debuting at number eight with 12,189 physical copies sold and subsequently being certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) for shipments exceeding 100,000 copies.

The album was preceded by the release of its lead single, "I Really Like You", which reached top five in several territories including the United Kingdom and Japan. It was followed by "Run Away with Me" and "Your Type", the former of which found renewed interest as an internet meme. Jepsen embarked on the Gimmie Love Tour in support of the album in November 2015, with a second leg commencing in February 2016. In April 2016, she toured Canada in support of the album as the opening act for Hedley on their Hello World Tour.

In lieu of commercial success, Emotion reinvigorated Jepsen's career as an "indie darling" for older audiences, garnering her a cult following.[7][8][9][10] The album was shortlisted for the 2016 Polaris Music Prize. A companion EP entitled Emotion: Side B (2016) was released on its first anniversary and features eight songs that were cut from the original project.[11][12]


Following the sudden worldwide success of "Call Me Maybe" in 2012, Jepsen found that the song had become "[this] huge, ginormous thing that really overshadowed the rest of our project" and further singles issued from Kiss failed to gain traction.[13][14] Jepsen viewed her predicament as an opportunity to retract from the spotlight and contemplate the direction of her next album. She met with her record label and management after The Summer Kiss Tour wrapped up in late 2013, stating: "'I want you to put your faith in me that I'll come back when it's ready,' and they did and I'm very lucky to have a team that wasn't about trying to mass produce things and was really more looking at the quality of it."[13]

Jepsen spent time regrouping; searching for a "detour" that came to be in the form of a Broadway role: "I thought, how amazing would it be to take a left turn, somehow, and still come back to this? [...] but 'left turn'—I didn’t know what that meant."[15] She was approached by the producers of Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella to audition for the titular character, and was formally offered the part after auditioning in Los Angeles and passing callbacks in New York.[15][16] Jepsen assumed the role for twelve weeks from February 2014 to June 2014, and during this time she decided to handle her own A&R. With help from guitarist Tavish Crowe, Jepsen began emailing artists she admired to see if they were interested in collaborating, including Tegan and Sara, Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend and Shellback.[14]

Under the pressure of matching "Call Me Maybe"'s success, Jepsen recorded an entire indie-folk album during her run on Cinderella as an act of "rebellion".[17][18] Jepsen felt that the demo project was developed for the wrong reasons, which emerged from a desire to "try something unexpected" rather than the "actual passion of making the music"; and the project was ultimately scrapped: "I think there is a natural rebellion when you have success in one area to completely rebel against that. I needed to get that out of my system, I think. I made really weird music."[17][18] Jepsen's work on the musical provided valuable perspective in terms of being defined by a single attribute, particularly from her costar Fran Drescher: "Everyone still calls her 'the Nanny'. I realized you can't give in to other people's perception of you. Everyone's gonna be known for something."

"[Emotion] had to not be about trying to prove something. I feel like if you're writing music just to have a different identity in the public's eye, it's sort of the wrong motive. It's gotta be coming from a place of what you love and what you're passionate about."[19]

Jepsen sketched many of the album's demos on her tour bus while supporting Kiss, completing three by June 2013.[20] Of these, "Boy Problems" would eventually finalize its form with Sia and Greg Kurstin. "I Didn't Just Come Here to Dance" existed as early as 2011 according to matching lyrics on a tweet authored by Jepsen.[21] It would eventually be presented to Max Martin after the pair finished work on "Tonight I'm Getting Over You" in 2012; intending to cease their session at midnight, the song compelled Martin to stay for two extra hours.[22] It was confirmed that she had worked with Josh Ramsay, Ryan Stewart, Benny Blanco and Stargate, though none of these producers appeared on the finalized project.[23]

Writing and development[edit]

Due to her dissatisfaction with Kiss's constrained timeframe of two months, Jepsen went into writing Emotion with the intent of crafting a project that was authentic and timeless. Whereas Kiss was developed in an acquiescent manner as Jepsen was simply grateful for the opportunity, Emotion was spurred by her desire to take more creative control.[24] Jepsen commented that much of the album is about "trying to get some power back" after a recent break up and subsequent move to New York.[20] She sought to channel a "heart-on-your-sleeve sensibility" reminiscent of the 1980s era after attending a Cyndi Lauper concert in Japan: "[...] this is when pop was at its finest. [...] I would put out 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' today and I wouldn’t change a bloody thing."[25] These themes were further explored through "old-school" Prince and Madonna records on morning runs before Cinderella rehearsals.[20] An epiphany came to Jepsen after finishing "Emotion", the album's title track, where she realized that a 1980s pop sound, combined with a more "alternative" production, was what she had been seeking.[26] This fashioned the album's direction entirely, which developed as a midway point between the "pure" pop she recorded in Los Angeles and the indie-folk effort that was scrapped in New York.[18]

"['80s music] was kind of an escape from reality. There's a bit of fantasy on the album in that we've heightened everything -- heightened the love and heightened the drama. I think that's what I loved about the '80s too is how emotional everything got. It makes you really think about heartbreak in a really intense way. [...] I would tell the people I worked with, 'I want that feeling, that yearning, that uhhhhh.' And they were like, 'OK, you grunted. I think we get it.'"[27]

Jepsen began combing through Dev Hynes' discography after becoming infatuated with "Losing You" by Solange, to which she found his name listed in its production credits.[28] Jepsen sought to work with him, stating she was a fan, which Hynes hesitated to believe. He was eventually "won over" by Jepsen's demonstration of her vocal ability and work ethic, and credited her with genuine intentions of "[developing] a new aesthetic" versus pursuing "Pitchfork-approved artists" for the sake of indie credibility.[29] The pair worked in a Chelsea studio between Jepsen's Cinderella performances.[24] Jepsen was sent a demo of "All That" where she wrote the bridge and produced the vocals herself, and Ariel Rechtshaid was brought in for additional work.[14] In a similar affair, Jepsen's admiration of Sky Ferreira's musical offerings led her to Rechtshaid and the pair began meeting for coffee dates, figuring out a session date as he was in the midst of producing with Brandon Flowers.[30] Rechtshaid further contributed to Emotion by aiding in the selection process of its track list and finalizing the production on its closer, "When I Needed You".[31] Speaking on it, Jepsen expressed a desire to compose a song that would feel at home on the soundtrack to Sixteen Candles or Pretty in Pink.[26]

Rostam Batmanglij was a prior fan of Jepsen's work when he reached out to her in the summer of 2014, after learning that she was in Los Angeles writing with various people.[31] Jepsen was "over the moon" and the pair developed "Warm Blood" until March 2015, the first verse recorded as Jepsen sat on the carpet of Batmanglij's home studio.[32][33] Batmanglij announced the track's existence via Twitter on April 29, 2015.[34]

Jepsen spent a month in Sweden recording for the album, per her label's suggestion.[35][36] These sessions materialized in its lead single "I Really Like You", written with Peter Svensson of the Cardigans, "Your Type" with Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk, and the Mattman & Robin-produced "Run Away with Me" which developed over two separate trips to the country.[37][38] The duo flew to Los Angeles for one last session with Jepsen, finishing "Gimmie Love" in a day.[39] Other mainstream collaborators included Sia Furler, who Jepsen described as "really warm", "gracious" and without "an ego like I thought someone in her position would have". Furler wrote the bridge to "Boy Problems", and contributed the outside cut "Making the Most of the Night" which Furler originally developed with the members of Haim.[40][41] A total of 250 songs were composed over the course of the album's development.[42] Speaking to the Herald, Jepsen stated that she worked on Emotion past deadline and finished right before its Japan release date on June 24, 2015.[43]

Composition and lyrics[edit]

Emotion is primarily characterized as a synth-pop album, with tinges of new wave respective of its sonic influences.[44][45][46][47] The album has been described as "a more mature, sophisticated version of her [Kiss] hyperpop", with Jepsen commenting that she had "a bit of a tug-of-war going on in my own mind of really having that desire to rebel away from what I'd done before, but also not wanting to stray too far. I love pop music! I wanted to make a pop album. But I wanted to kind of blur the lines of what that needed to be."[48][49] She picked "All That" as the song most representative of the goals she sought to accomplish with Emotion: "[t]hat song holds a special place in my heart because it is so revealing: It's talking about the desire for intimacy with somebody. And I think with songs like "Call Me Maybe," that can be quite light and a little bit more surfacey, it's fun to get a little deeper."[50][49]

Jepsen found it a challenge to repurpose the album's 80s influences into a modern context without delving into "empty nostalgia", stating the album is not strictly a "period piece", but is "tinted with shades of that era".[50][29] Elsewhere, Jepsen explores funk and disco on "Boy Problems", and house music on "I Didn't Just Come Here to Dance".[51][52][53]

Jepsen penned "Your Type" with Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk at four in the morning when she was "losing her mind": "They got me hooked for a week on those little fake cigarettes that taste of strawberries. You can hear it in my voice, I sound all gritty. It’s because I was vaping for a week."[54] "Warm Blood" was produced by Rostam Batmanglij and co-written with Tino Zolfo and Joe Cruz. It initially held the hook "warm love feels good" to which Batmanglij misheard as "warm blood", sticking as its main motif as he was drawn to its physical rather than abstract connotations.[31] The song has been noted for its experimental vocal effects, with Batmanglij scattering distorted vocal cuts throughout, a "creepy" quality that the pair immediately liked. Elsewhere, sections of "Warm Blood" were sung in a lower pitch: "I had shown up one day, and my voice was a little shot. The idea was that I would come back and sing it 'properly' once I’d recovered, but we ended up getting married to how it sounded since my voice was kind of smokier, so we kept it."[55] Brad Nelson of the Guardian compared Jepsen's performance to that of Ezra Koenig's "machine-produced flexibility" on the Vampire Weekend song, "Diane Young".[56]

The closer, "When I Needed You", was written in a session with Tavish Crowe in order to process a break up wherein she realizes the faults of her seemingly "perfect" relationship: "[...] but in order to stay in it, I would have to be quite a different person than who I naturally am [...] and that sacrifice didn't seem worth it in the end." Dan Nigro and Nate Campany composed the "happier-sounding" instrumental, to which Jepsen felt a sense of catharsis in concealing a "very serious" emotion. Ariel Rechsthaid reworked the chord progression in order to invoke a sense of "desperation", droning through it with a series of bell notes that made the composition sound "a little bit more somber". The "five-string, funk-R&B" bass line was played by Ethan Farmer, and the drum fill, "an 80s kind-of snare with a big reverb on it," was inspired by John Mellencamp's "Jack & Diane". Rechsthaid further directed Jepsen's ad-libs on the track: "[...] producers really love to capture those moments where you say an awkward thing and for their own, sick pleasure just keep it in there, tucked."[57]

Title and artwork[edit]

Eternal Summer was a running contender for the album's title, in reference to Los Angeles being an "eternal summer in sunshine" where time perspective is lost.[12][14] It originated from the song "Eternal Summer" which Jepsen developed for a scrapped indie-folk effort; the song was ultimately cut from Emotion as well. Per suggestion from her A&R, the song "Emotion" was retrofitted as the album's title as Jepsen was fond of its strength, both as a one-word title and its complexity as a concept.[58] Jepsen further stated that the song "Emotion" itself encapsulated her feelings of clarity, as its writing process steered her in the direction of "'80s emotional pop". Jepsen was "sold" on the title Emotion after she was sent its phonetic spelling, which is reflected in its stylization (E·MO·TION).[58]

The album artwork features Jepsen sitting in a reserved position as she dons a technicolor sweater and tights: "There were a few different pictures that had more of a decided facial expression, but I kind of liked the fact that I can't totally read what I was thinking in that picture. It could be many things, and this album, to me, was sort of a collection of many different emotions."[58][59] The artwork's typography bears the dictionary entry of "Emotion" as a noun.[60]

Release and promotion[edit]

Jepsen during her Gimmie Love Tour in Salt Lake City on March 4, 2016

Jepsen announced the title of the album on April 11, 2015, and released the cover artwork on April 15, 2015.[61] The track listing was revealed on June 2, 2015.[62] The album's promotion was kicked off with a live performance of the album's lead single, "I Really Like You" at Good Morning America on March 5, 2015. On April 4, 2015, Jepsen performed "All That" at Saturday Night Live.[63] On May 1, 2015, Jepsen performed "Run Away with Me", "Emotion", "Your Type", "Black Heart" and "Gimmie Love" at a show in Beijing, China.[64] On the release date of Emotion in the United States on August 21, Jepsen performed "Run Away with Me" on Today. During her tour in South Africa in October 2015, she performed "Run Away With Me" on Idols South Africa.


Jepsen at the Capital Pride in 2015, where she performed several songs from Emotion.

The album's lead single, "I Really Like You", was released to the iTunes Store on March 2, 2015. The song reached the top 40 in Australia, Canada, Japan, and Netherlands, and has reached number 39 on the US Billboard Hot 100, number 3 in Ireland and on the UK Singles Chart, and number 1 on the Scottish Singles Chart. The music video was released on March 6, 2015, featuring Tom Hanks and Justin Bieber.

"Run Away with Me" was released as the album's second single on July 17, 2015.[65] The music video for "Run Away with Me" was released on July 17, 2015 and directed by Carly's boyfriend, director David Kalani Larkins. The video was filmed in Tokyo, New York City, and Paris.[66] The track was premiered on Hit FM in Spain on June 22, 2015.[67]

"Your Type" was re-released as the third official single on November 9, 2015 (in Europe).[68] An official remix package was released on December 11, 2015 in Europe and Oceania and on December 18, 2015 in North America.[69] Its music video, directed by Gia Coppola, premiered November 3, 2015 and follows Jepsen on a Cinderella-inspired story where her character fantasizes about becoming a pop star.[70][71]

Other songs[edit]

  • "All That" was made available for purchase on April 5, 2015 as the first promotional single. The title track, "E•MO•TION", was premiered on June 3, 2015.[72][73] "Run Away with Me" and "Your Type" also premiered on a Spanish radio station prior to the album's release on June 22, 2015. "Warm Blood" was released as the second promotional single on July 31, 2015. "Making the Most of the Night" was released as the third promotional single on August 7, 2015. "Your Type" was released as the fourth promotional single on August 14, 2015.[74]
  • A music video was made for "Boy Problems", although the song was not officially released as a single.
  • "When I'm Alone", a song written and co-composed by Jepsen during sessions for Emotion, was eventually purchased by SM Entertainment and given to K-pop girl group f(x) for their album 4 Walls.[75]
  • "Cut to the Feeling" and "Runaways", both written by Jepsen during sessions for Emotion, was eventually used in movie soundtrack Ballerina.[76]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[79]
The A.V. ClubB+[80]
Consequence of SoundB+[81]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[2]
The Guardian3/5 stars[82]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[84]
Slant Magazine4/5 stars[85]

Emotion received positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 77, based on 24 reviews.[78] The album was praised for its "pop perfection" in catchiness, cohesion and production value.[87][88][89] Sasha Geffen of Consequence of Sound wrote, "Few artists have taken a logarithmic hit like "Call Me Maybe" as a sign to push even further, to make something better, more human, and more electric. But Jepsen is the kind of singer who thrives on the stakes that unapologetic pop music offers."[81] Annie Zaleski of The A.V. Club said, "If there's any justice, Emotion will propel her to superstardom—but even if it doesn’t, she can at least rest easy knowing she made one of 2015’s most interesting, effervescent records."[80] Peter Tabakis of Pretty Much Amazing stated that "Emotion is so good, it’s formed sky-high expectations out of thin air."[90] Slant Magazine's James Rainis writes, "Emotion is further proof that Jepsen is capable of translating broadly understood emotions and experiences into unshakable earworms."[85]

Opinion was divided over the album's lyrical content, which some reviewers have deemed as immature or bland.[87] Corban Goble of Pitchfork commented, "It's unfair to deeply scrutinize lyrics on a pop record—the goal is to write smart, but skew broad—but Emotion fails to tell us who Jepsen is or wants to be."[1] Her "absence of an identity" was further compared to her contemporaries for their image-conscious work.[85] While Adam Downer of cokemachineglow opines that the album's "retro-pop bliss without angle or ego lends it a refreshingly timeless quality", further contexualizing it [in] "a year where pop stars fight for brand supremacy"; Alexis Petridis of The Guardian states that the issue isn't Jepsen being without an "outrageous, headline-grabbing persona" like Rihanna or Miley Cyrus but that "she doesn’t do anything to stamp her identity on the songs [...] It’s one problem that all the expensive names in the credits can’t solve."[82] Similarly, Jon Caramanica of The New York Times scrutinizes the heavy-lifting done by Emotion's cast of collaborators: "Maybe Ms. Jepsen’s choices merely reinforce the new centrist pop model of ’80s sleekness [...]; but why fall under the spell of someone else’s cool when you can luxuriate in the stink of your own cheese?"[91]

In a scathing review, Billy Hamilton of Under the Radar critiques the poptimism narrative surrounding Jepsen and her perceived effort to appease "indie tastemakers", regarding her as "the pet project of a creative hipsterati that's determined to prove pop is cooler than you, or I, could possibly ever imagine," further expressing that "Carly Rae Jepsen and her production team try overly hard to be clever."[92] In a similar conclusion, Evan Sawdey of PopMatters writes that "Emotion is still a very pleasing album if not just a shade overambitious, clearly trying too hard to make the same genius pop moments that Kiss churned them out with effortless flair."[93]

Year-end lists[edit]

Jepsen during Gimmie Love Tour in San Francisco on February 27, 2016
Critic/Publication List Rank Ref.
OregonLive.com The Best Albums of 2015 1 [94]
Popjustice The Top 33 Albums Of 2015 1 [95]
MuuMuse The Top 20 Albums Of 2015 1 [96]
Cosmopolitan The 15 Best Albums of 2015 1 [97]
Entertainment Weekly The 40 Best Albums of 2015 2 [98]
People The 10 Best Albums of 2015 2 [99]
Stereogum The 50 Best Albums of 2015 3 [100]
Vice The 50 Best Albums of 2015 3 [101]
The Village Voice 2015 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll 3 [102]
Time Top 10 Best Albums 4 [103]
Spin The 25 Best Pop Albums of 2015 4 [104]
The 50 Best Albums of 2015 22 [105]
PopMatters The Best Pop Albums of 2015 5 [106]
Idolator The 40 Best Albums of 2015 5 [107]
Rolling Stone 20 Best Pop Albums of 2015 7 [108]
The 50 Best Albums of 2015 48 [109]
Newsweek Top 20 Albums of 2015 9 [110]
Slant Magazine The 25 Best Albums of 2015 12 [111]
CBC q's top 20 albums of 2015 17 [112]
The Guardian Best Albums of 2015 19 [113]
Billboard 25 Best Albums of 2015 24 [114]
Consequence of Sound The 50 Best Albums of 2015 24 [115]
Pitchfork The 50 Best Albums of 2015 34 [116]
NME NME's Albums of the Year 2015 36 [117]
Complex The Best Albums of 2015 41 [118]
NPR NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 N/A [119]
Brooklyn Magazine Best Albums of the Year N/A [120]
CBC Music The 50 Best Canadian Albums of 2015 N/A [121]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 16 on the US Billboard 200, earning 16,153 album sales in its first week. By the end of 2015, Emotion had sold a total of 36,000 copies.[122] In Canada, the album debuted at number 8 with 2,600 copies sold in its first week. In Japan, the album debuted at number 8 with 12,189 physical copies sold its in first week. On April 2, 2016, Jepsen revealed via Twitter that Emotion was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan, having sold over 100,000 copies there, these copies represent physical sales of the album only.[123] The album entered the UK Albums Chart on September 25 at number 21 with sales of 6,000 copies in addition to streaming figures.[124]


Emotion is considered as a crucial factor in Jepsen's "unlikely" career trajectory, following her stint on Canadian Idol and the ubiquity of "Call Me Maybe" to "cult idol".[125][126] Carrie Battan of the New Yorker articulates that she descended from the "mountain of commercial success" as "something like a reverse-order mindie [major label act with indie cred] generating underground (or, at the very least, critical) cred long past her career's incubation period."[8] The album was marked as a transitional piece with several publications commending Jepsen for cultivating her sound, which "[reestablished] herself as a pop star for grown-ups".[127][128]

Emotion's underperformance became a point of discussion as its promotional cycle waned, with publications labelling it a "commercial flop".[129][130][131] Its early Japanese release, which made it susceptible to leaks in succeeding territories, was championed by Jepsen's manager Scooter Braun, who predicted that "I Really Like You" would appeal to her large Japanese fanbase.[132] Its selection as a lead single was criticized by James Rettig of Stereogum, who suggested that "I Really Like You" hindered Jepsen's ability to showcase her artistic growth.[133] Furthermore, Jepsen's decision against promoting any archetypal identity rendered herself "indistinct" in the "crowded pop landscape" as noted by Jules LeFevre of FasterLouder.[134]

"Up until age 26 I was pretty sure [playing tiny clubs in Vancouver] was gonna be my life. [...] So I'm not sitting here being like, 'Why didn't you sell as much as whoever?!' It's more like, 'Awesome! We're getting to travel out of awareness of our music, and the people who get it, get it.' That's more than I could have ever asked for."

Emotion grew to become a cult hit with Jepsen labelled as an "underdog" as it spread by word-of-mouth.[133] Battan states that music critics were "compelled by the narrative of a one-hit wonder trying to rebuild herself", whereas Caitlin White of Uproxx writes, "I think Emotion wouldn’t be as meaningful if we had to share it with capitalism’s steely machinery; its commercial failure is part of what makes it continue to feel intimate, ours."[8][135] The album's second single "Run Away with Me" became an internet meme nearly a year after its release, with users dubbing its saxophone riff over Vine videos as a punchline.[136]

Emotion is noted for garnering Jepsen a large LGBTQ audience.[137][138][139] Brandon Tensley of Pacific Standard opines that her music "taps into a shared queer history of escape, longing, and disappointment", likening her to Kylie Minogue.[140] Writing for Pitchfork, Chris Stedman suggests that he and other queer or similarly marginalized people identify with the "commercial pressures and major-label struggles of artists like Jepsen" and "[p]erhaps ... see our own challenges reflected in our favorite flops, feel defensive of them as people who have also been maligned, and find inspiration in their perseverance."[141] In 2017, Andrew Unterberger of Billboard placed Jepsen amongst contemporaries such as Lorde and Charli XCX in following the footsteps of Swedish recording artist Robyn, whose brief crossover success paved way for a critically lauded career in pop music.[142] Maggie Rogers and Jay Som have cited Emotion as a direct influence on their own work.[143][144]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition[145]
1."Run Away with Me"
  • CJ Baran
  • Romans
3."I Really Like You"
  • Svensson
  • Jeff Halatrax
4."Gimmie Love"
  • Jepsen
  • Larsson
  • Fredriksson
Mattman & Robin3:22
5."All That"
  • Rechtshaid
  • Hynes
6."Boy Problems"
7."Making the Most of the Night"
The High Street3:58
8."Your Type"
  • Falk
  • Yacoub
9."Let's Get Lost"
  • Jepsen
  • Baran
  • Romans
  • Baran
  • Romans
10."LA Hallucinations"
11."Warm Blood"
12."When I Needed You"
  • Rechtshaid
  • Nigro[a]
Total length:44:02


  • ^[a] signifies an additional producer


Credits per the liner notes of Emotion.[60]


  • Noonie Bao – backing vocals (track 1)
  • CJ Baran – all instruments (tracks 2, 9, 17)
  • Rostam Batmanglij – keyboards, piano (track 11)
  • Ajay Bhattacharyyasynths (track 10)
  • Peter Carlssonsolina (track 3)
  • Samuel Dixon – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, synths (track 7)
  • Carl Falk – instruments, guitars (track 8)
  • Ethan Farmer – bass (tracks 5, 12)
  • Wojtek Goral – saxophone (track 1)
  • Oscar Görres – backing vocals (track 1)
  • Zachary Gray – bass, synths (track 10)
  • Jeff Halatrax – drums, synths, keyboards, bass (track 3)
  • Svante Halldin – violin (track 4)
  • Oscar Holter – backing vocals (track 1)
  • Devonté Hynes – guitars (track 5)
  • Wouter Janssen – all instruments (track 14)
  • Carly Rae Jepsen – lead vocals (all tracks); backing vocals (track 1)
  • Jakob Jerlström – backing vocals (track 1)
  • Tommy King – keyboards (track 12)
  • Daniel Farrugia - keyboards, piano (track 5)
  • Greg Kurstin – bass, drums, guitar, keyboards (track 6)
  • Katerina Loules – backing vocals (track 14)
  • Lukas "Lulou" Loules – all instruments (track 14)
  • Roger Manning, Jr. – synthesizers (track 5)
  • Mattman & Robin – backing vocals, bass, drums, percussion (tracks 1, 4, 15); guitars (tracks 1, 4); vocoder, synths (track 15)
  • Missy Modell – backing vocals (track 3)
  • Daniel Nigro – guitar (track 12)
  • Emre Ramazanoglu – synths, percussion, drums (track 7)
  • Rami – instruments, bass (track 8)
  • Ariel Rechtshaid – synthesizers, percussion (track 5)
  • Sibel Redžep – backing vocals (track 1)
  • Ben Romans – all instruments (tracks 2, 9)
  • Ludvig Söderberg – backing vocals (track 1)
  • Marlene Strand – backing vocals (track 8)
  • Peter Svensson – drums, synths, keyboards, bass, guitar (track 3)
  • Greg Wells – drums, synths (track 13)


  • Henrique Andrade – engineering assistance (track 7)
  • CJ Baranproduction, programming (tracks 2, 9, 17)
  • Rostam Batmanglij – production, engineering, drum and synth programming (track 11)
  • Ajay Bhattacharyya – production, recording, drum programming (track 10)
  • Mikaelin 'Blue' Bluespruce – recording (track 5)
  • Mario Borgatta – mixing assistance (track 10)
  • Julian Burg – engineering (track 6)
  • Martin Cooke – engineering assistance (track 10)
  • Rich Costey – mixing (track 10)
  • Tom Coynemastering (tracks 1–4, 8)
  • John DeBold – engineering assistance (tracks 5, 12)
  • Samuel Dixon – programming (track 7)
  • Micky Evelyn – engineering assistance (track 5)
  • Eric Eylands – engineering assistance (track 3)
  • Carl Falk – production, programming (track 8)
  • Nicholas Fournier – engineering assistance (track 10)
  • Kyle Gaffney – engineering assistance (track 14)
  • Chris Galland – mixing assistance (tracks 6, 12)
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing (tracks 1–4, 8)
  • Zachary Gray – production, recording (track 10)
  • Gene Grimaldi – mastering (tracks 6–7, 9–17)
  • Josh Gudwin – vocal production, vocal recording (track 7)
  • Jeff Halatrax – production, engineering, programming (track 3)
  • John Hanes – mix engineering (tracks 1–4, 8)
  • The High Street – production (track 7)
  • Devonté Hynes – production, programming (track 5)
  • Chris Kasych – engineering (tracks 11–12)
  • Greg Kurstin – production, engineering (track 6)
  • Lukas "Lulou" Loules – production, engineering, mixing (track 14)
  • Eric Madrid – mixing (tracks 7, 13, 15)
  • Manny Marroquin – mixing (tracks 6, 12)
  • Mattman & Robin – production (tracks 1, 4, 15); programming (tracks 1, 15)
  • Mitch McCarthy – mixing (tracks 16–17)
  • Scott Moore – engineering (track 4)
  • Daniel Nigro – additional production, programming (track 12)
  • Robert Orton – mixing (tracks 5, 11)
  • Alex Pasco – engineering (track 6)
  • Noah Passovoy – additional vocal recording (track 15)
  • Emre Ramazanoglu – programming (track 7)
  • Rami – production, programming (track 8)
  • Ariel Rechtshaid – production, programming (tracks 5, 12); recording (track 5); engineering, drum programming (track 12)
  • Ben Romans – production, programming (tracks 2, 9)
  • Will Sandalls – engineering (track 16)
  • Matt Schaeffer – engineering assistance (tracks 14, 16)
  • Ike Schultz – mixing assistance (tracks 6, 12)
  • Wesley Seidman – recording (track 5)
  • Kyle Shearer – production (track 16)
  • Shellback – production (track 1)
  • Laura Sisk – additional engineering (track 12)
  • Stint – production (track 10)
  • Shane Stoneback – engineering (track 11)
  • Peter Svensson – production, engineering, programming (track 3)
  • Juan Carlos Torrado – engineering assistance (tracks 3, 17)
  • Randy Urbanski – engineering (track 4)
  • Jaime Velez – engineering assistance (track 3)
  • Robert Vosgien – mastering (track 5)
  • Vincent Vu – mixing assistance (tracks 7, 13, 15)
  • Greg Wells – production, programming (track 13)
  • Wired Masters – mastering (track 14)


  • Scott "Scooter" Braun – executive production, A&R, management
  • Greg Carr – marketing coordination
  • Lisa DiAngelo – publicity
  • John Ehmann – A&R
  • David Gray – A&R
  • Pamela Gurley – legal representation
  • Brad Haugen – marketing, creative direction
  • Laura Hess – management, marketing
  • Dyana Kass – marketing
  • Allison Kaye – management
  • Steve Kopec – management
  • Evan Lamberg – A&R
  • Kenny Meiselas – legal representation
  • Katherine Neiss – A&R coordination
  • Olivia Zaro – A&R


  • Jessica Severn – art direction and design
  • Karla Welch – styling
  • Matthew Welch – photography



Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Japan (RIAJ)[161] Gold 120,000^
South Korea[162] Gold 5,000

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Edition Format Label Ref.
Japan June 24, 2015
  • Standard
  • deluxe
Worldwide August 21, 2015 [163]
Europe September 18, 2015 [167][168]


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