Revisiting Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Emotion”

Let’s go back to 2015: Katy Perry’s Super Bowl Left Shark is all over the internet, people were debating over the blue/white dress, Adele released her first song in ages, everyone was laughing over Drake’s moves in the Hotline Bling video, and Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You” was overplayed on the radio. “I Really Like You” is just one out of Jepsen’s songs in her 2015 album, Emotion—a very overlooked and underappreciated work of modern pop.

Healing and Spending with Ariana Grande’s “7 rings”

Ariana Grande is back with a new song off her forthcoming album, thank u, next. “7 rings” is Grande’s statement on retail therapy as a way of healing, paralleling from “thank u, next”’s way of being grateful to healing. A stark departure from the rest of Grande’s body of work is showcased in this single, and in this post, we weigh in on the song and the music video.