Jepsen has the ability to move in and out of her comfort zone, and as a performer, she grants that superpower to her listeners. It’s why people—young, queer, brown, and all of the above—gravitate so much to her music. Carly Rae Jepsen is someone who genuinely believes love is the most important thing in the whole world. She writes songs about her e•mo•tions, about how unwieldy they are, and then wields them in hundreds and hundreds of pop songs. Sometimes, if we’re lucky, we get to hear a few.
Carly Rae Jepsen: The People's Pop Star | GQ