In the newest cover of Elle Canada, Carly Rae Jepsen is seen rocking slick black hair and a leather jacket. It’s an edgy look for the 29-year-old singer, which reflects her music evolution away from the bubblegum-pop sound of “Kiss.”
The pop diva spoke about her new music sound and some interesting collaborations with artists such as Sia, Dev Hynes, and Rostam Batmanglij. She commented in the interview, “I wanted to experience something different with E·MO·TION.”
“I was reaching out to people myself; [the collabs] may seem a bit unexpected, but it was important for me to try and work with them,” Jepsen said. “I gave myself time to experiment and make some left turns.”
However, some of her more wild experiments didn’t make it onto the album. “I think it’s hard for artists when they’re known for one type of music—you go through this rebellion stage and think ‘But I’m so much more!’ And I definitely felt that. So I wrote about 200 songs just for me and my own heart.”
Check out Carly Rae Jepsen’s full Elle Canada cover below!