Carly Rae Jepsen embracing disco fever on new album
Carly Rae Jepsen is focusing on all the good in the world following the tragedies in Orlando.
Singer Carly Rae Jepsen is channelling the heyday of New York's disco mecca Studio 54 as she boogies on down while writing tunes for her new album.
The 30-year-old Call Me Maybe hitmaker reveals her fourth album will be a blast from the past - and songs will be nothing like the modern pop singles she has released in the past.
"I'm kind of nervous to say too much," she told Entertainment Tonight, "but I'm definitely inspired by a little bit of disco sounds. I don't know where it's coming from but I can't help myself."
Carly's attraction to upbeat disco vibes have been spilling out in her day-to-day activities in a major way lately too, but the cheer was lost on her momentarily before she performed at the Los Angeles Pride Music Festival & Parade in West Hollywood on Sunday (12Jun16) - just hours after a gunman killed 49 people at the Pulse gay nightclub across the country in Orlando, Florida.
However, Carly was moved by how the LGBT community at her Los Angeles gig banded together in solidarity for the victims of the massacre and she and her bandmates were so touched, the musicians were inspired to put on an amazing show.
"L.A. Pride... was a really heavy one for us with everything that happened," Carly confessed, "but we were determined to go, and the moment we were together and singing as a group and not letting fear get in the way, it felt like the strongest, healthiest decision. I think it was a beautiful night for that reason."
Carly also had the death of fellow singer Christina Grimmie on her mind at L.A. Pride - the 22-year-old The Voice finalist was also shot dead in Orlando by a crazed fan at a meet-and-greet just a day before the Pulse massacre.
The Canadian star is staying upbeat and positive about Grimmie's death, insisting she won't let the tragedy affect her own safety concerns when performing in public and meeting fans.
"You can't let fear win in those situations," she stressed. "There's always gonna be some people that you don't understand in the world, who can do horrible things, but I think there is forever more good."
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