Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” was one of the defining jams of summer 2012, but it was the sort of song that screamed “one-hit wonder” from the rooftops. Well, that’s not going to be the case. Today, Jepsen comes back with a new single called “I Really Like You,” and it is absolute top-shelf bubble-froth. Jacob Kasher and the Cardigans’ Peter Svensson co-wrote the song with her, and it hits all its marks with mathematical precision and explodes into a goofy-great chorus. If you’re going to be an indie snob about this song, it’s your motherfucking loss. (Also, Jepsen has put in studio time lately with Dev Hynes, Ariel Rechtshaid, and Rostam Batmanglij, so get used to the idea that you will end up liking at least some of her music.) “I Really Like You” is a good one, and it’s one that you will not be able to escape anytime soon. Listen below.
Along with Hynes, Rechtshaid, and Batmanglij, Jepsen worked with Rami Yacoub, Jack Antonoff, Tegan and Sara, and Greg Kurstin on her second album, which is out this summer via Schoolboy Records/Interscope.
“I Really Like You” is out now at iTunes. A video featuring Tom Hanks is on the way. Resistance is futile.
UPDATE: Watch Jepsen’s performance of the song on Good Morning America today.