Carly Rae Jepsen announces new album The Loneliest Time, with isolation one of the driving themes

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      Sometimes-hometown-hero Carly Rae Jepsen has announced a title for her sixth full-length release, with The Loneliest Time hitting the streets and streaming services on October 21.

      As one might glean from the record’s title, the idea of being isolated—not only physically but psychologically—is one of the album’s driving themes.

      In tweeting out album details, the Mission-raised singer noted “I’m quite fascinated by loneliness. It can be really beautiful when you turn it over and look at it. Just like love, it can cause some extreme human reactions.”

      The Loneliest Time will follow up 2019’s Dedicated, which debuted in the Top 20 on the Billboard charts. It then proceeded to pop up on more than one “Best Of” list at the end of the year, receiving accolades from the likes of The Atlantic, GQ, NPR, and Slant Magazine.

      Jepsen, who splits her time between Vancouver and Los Angeles, found herself with no shortage of inspiration for The Loneliest Time. If the Pandemic and lockdown were good for anything, it was making time for personal introspection—both good and bad.

      The Loneliest Time sees her working with a small army of producers, the host of collaborators including Rostam Batmanglij, Tavish Crowe, Captain Cuts, and Alex Hope.

      Jepsen—who used her recent Coachella appearance to hint that a new record was on the way—will hit the road starting in September. Dates include an October 29 stop at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre in Vancouver.

      Here’s the album’s first single, “Western Wind”.