Carly Rae Jepsen is the queen of everything she does. If Carly performs with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, she is queen of performing with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. If she’s using a spoon, she is queen of using spoons. Fans of the pop songstress will enthusiastically dub her queen of just about anything, and in a new interview with Mashable, the queen herself addresses the running gag.
“I don’t know when that started, or why that started, or how!” Jepsen says. “But it’s pretty hilarious. My bandmates have begun teasing me about it. Now, I’ll be leaning on a wall and they’re like, ‘QUEEN OF LEANING ON A WALL’ and I’m like [exasperated tone] ‘Okay, okay.’… I’m actually a little shy about it but it’s sweet.” Queen of acknowledging that meme about her! And, for what it’s worth, it looks like the meme may have originated from her 2015 cover of Go West’s “King Of Wishful Thinking,” which she changed to “Queen Of Wishful Thinking.” (But that may just be wishful thinking.)
In other Carly Rae Jepsen news, she also recently did an interview with EliteDaily, in which she says, “I’ve kind of had a little darker taste for moodier music that I listen to. Probably to offset stuff I write since it’s more joyful, happier things. But, there’s this song called ‘Paul’ by Big Thief that I’m really into and ‘Baby’ by Ariel Pink. I think it’s fantastic and so sexy.” So, she’s basically a Stereogum commenter. She also says she loves the song “Back Pocket” by Vulfpeck and wants to collaborate with them.