Carly Rae Jepsen–perhaps better known around these parts as Carly Slay Jepsen–is Queen in the art-form that is ’80’s-influenced pop greatness, we know this: From the stuff included on her underrated 2012 album Kiss to anything off of her flaw-free 2015 album E•MO•TION. She’s more than proven herself capable of supplying undeniably catchy and earnest earworms time and time again. We love her for it.
But what happens when the “Run Away With Me” songstress decides to (re)team with New York-based remix masters/producers Ben Ruttner and James Patterson of The Knocks? Well silky sweet greatness happens… that’s what! “Love Me Like That” – the latest offering from their upcoming debut album 55 (due out March 5th) – sees the duo and Carly delivering an ultra smooth and sensual ’80’s-tinged production that would sit comfortably in-between E•MO•TION standouts “Boy Problems” and “Making the Most of the Night“.
“Now I hear thunder in the distance/ And it hits me in an instant/ Crashing through my heart and I’m blown apart/ You don’t love me like that (you don’t love me like that),” Carly sings on the disco-inflected chorus. WHAT A FUCKING TRIP – CARLY/KNOCKS DISCO HEAVEN!
“We did a bootleg remix of [Jepsen‘s] song ‘All That‘ and when she heard it, she liked it so much that she made it an official,” The Knocks told ELLE. “While we were wrapping this album , we had an idea for a song that we thought she would sound perfectly on, so we cold called her about collaborating and she was into it. We flew out to LA that week and recorded it together. We are really happy with how it turned out.”
Pre-order The Knocks’ full-length debut album 55 on iTunes now!