On Monday 13 February, Brighton Dome will welcome multi-platinum Grammy, Juno and Polaris Prize nominated singer and songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen.
The 37-year-old Canadian rose to fame in 2012 after her breakthrough single “Call Me Maybe”, which was declared the best-selling single of the year. Jepsen sold over 18 million copies that year, and her track rose to number one in over 19 countries. Since scoring major record deals with School Boy Records and Interscope Records, the singer has been touring all around the globe.
She released her third studio album, “Emotion”, in 2015, which was critically acclaimed. It offered a slightly different sound compared to the bubblegum-pop fans were used to. Jepsen was inspired by 1980s music, synth-pop and alternative styles, and critics praised the album for its successful pop-escapism. The album features songs including “I Really Like You”, “Run Away With Me” and “Your Type”.
Jepson’s fourth studio album, “Dedicated”, released in 2019, consisted of a more 1970s-inspired feel. However, critics claim the album defies the constraints of categorisation as a whole. Vulture magazine stated, “Dedicated is both stranger and freer than the last record, but it also feels more confident and considered.” The album features hits such as “Party For One,” “Now That I Found You,” “Too Much” and “Want You In My Room.”
The singer released her latest album, “The Loneliest Time”, earlier in October this year. It includes the lead single, “Western Wind”, as well as hits “Beach House”, “Talking to Yourself”, and the title track, “The Loneliest Time”. The album boasted positive reviews and gained places in several esteemed music review lists. In support of the album, Jepsen embarked on ‘The So Nice Tour’, which began in September this year.
Jepsen has been referred to as a “queer icon” throughout her career, performing at multiple pride parades and LGBTQ venues in recent years. Now she will be performing in the ‘Gay capital of Britain’ and dazzling Brighton-based fans with an exciting performance, showcasing all her fan favourites and top tunes. She will be supported by Lewis OfMan, who will add variety by bringing dance and electronic styles to the event.
Tickets start from £30, and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Doors will open at the Brighton Dome at 7pm on 13 February 2023.
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