Carly Rae Jepsen had a busy day performing at two concerts on Sunday (June 3). The Call Me Maybe singer sang her tunes at the Dutchess Stadium in New York before heading off to Massachusetts’ Six Flags New England. X Factor star Chris Rene also did the same concerts. It wasn’t until later in the day that Carly and him met up.
She posted a photo and Tweeted: “Just met the lovely @MRChrisRene”
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone – Carly talks about the hit single that she wrote just before December.
Carly reveals, “It was written by me and two of my good friends, Josh Ramsay and my guitarist Tavish Crowe. It started like any song starts, just sort of a folky tune that I was playing while I was on the road with Tav. The lyrics came very easily. We weren’t really over-thinking it. We brought in Josh, and he helped us kind of pop-ify it.”
When asked about some of the crappiest gigs she did – the 26-year-old replied, “Before Canadian Idol was on, I did everything, you name it. At one time I fronted a swing band. I remember they were advertising for a saxophone player in a local newspaper, and I called them. I was like, “Hey, so I see that you need a saxophone player.” And they were like, “Yeah! Do you play?” And I was like, “No! But I sing!” They were like, “OK…”. They ended up auditioning me anyway, so I ended up playing these weekly swing dances. to sing and I would open the shop late.”
She added, “And I waitressed for a while. I remember waitressing at Browns, this restaurant in Kitsilano, and at the time my music was being played on the radio, so I’d be asking people if they wanted fries or Coke or what not, and in the background my song was playing. It was a very weird reality.”
As for her age – does it bother her that a lot of people think she looks around 16?
“No. [Laughs.] I mean, I don’t think I’ve ever heard 16 before. The youngest I’ve heard so far is 18, and it’s always extremely shocking to me. I don’t feel like I look 16, and I hope I don’t carry myself like I’m 16. It’s always nice for a woman to hear she looks younger than she is. I try to take it as a compliment.”
Carly will be opening up for Justin Bieber on his world tour starting this September.
She said, “It is exciting. It’s also a really big responsibility. I want to do Justin proud. I’m kind of diving into late-night debates, like “What are we going to have for lighting?” and, “What’s the set list going to look like?” And styling … It’s just a fun sort of brainstorming time to get creative, now that we certainly have the resources to put together the show of my dreams.”
Photos: Carly Rae Jepsen’s Twitter