Carly Rae Jepsen has teamed up with Lil Yachty and Mike WiLL Made-It for a cover of the classic Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock hip-hop track “It Takes Two,” which will be featured in a Target commercial that will air during the Grammy Awards this weekend. The commercial will be a three-minute-long music video directed by Roman Coppola and choreographed by Mandy Moore (not that one), similar to the one Gwen Stefani did for the company last year. Apparently, Jepsen raps on the track according to an interview with Entertainment Weekly:
You get some strange pitches in your lifetime, and this was definitely one of them. I got a late-night phone call from my A&R person, who was like, “We’re missing one verse, and they’re wondering if you wouldn’t mind writing a rap and coming in and recording it tonight?” I was like, “Uh, you guys realize I don’t rap, right? That sounds crazy.” It was one of the most intimidating moments of my career being in the room with Mike Will and Yachty and sixteen other friends of theirs just partying. They’re like, “Alright, go perform your first-ever rap in front of actual professional rappers!” There’s nothing more terrifying than that. But they were really helpful.
Listen to a preview of the track below.
She also talked to EW about the E·MO·TION follow-up:
I would say more Donna Summer than the Bee Bees. That would be the disco inspiration that’s leading the pack at the moment. That said, some of the songs that have surprised me have not been in the disco realm as much. I can’t really put my finger on what it is, but that’s exciting too. There’s so much music out there right now and so much quality stuff, so I’m trying to find out what I have to offer that’s different.
Queen Carly, come through!!!