Call it poptimism, but the rallying cry behind Carly Rae Jepsen’s E•MO•TION is hype worth believing in. Forget whatever prejudices you have against “Top 40” and press play. Jepsen’s music is a perfect balance of catchy synth-pop and smart, ever-evolving hooks—plus, it’s just plain fun.
“Boy Problems,” Jepsen’s latest single, is worth a listen for its slap-bass alone, but its disco beat will have you shimmying your shoulders in your office chair. And what’s even more irresistible than the song is its Petra Collins-directed video.
Jepsen, bereft in her tissue-strewn bed, laments her boy problems to her slumber-pal friends (including style rookie Tavi Gevinson) over the phone. In turn, they channel girl power to throw Jepsen a shimmering dance party and make her forget about her troubles.
Here’s what Jepsen told Rookie Mag about the video:
We concur. Watch the “Boy Problems” video above.