Will Carly Rae Jepsen ever be able to surpass the pop virus that was Call Me Maybe? Probably not, but she sure is trying like hell. I Really Like You is a worthy follow up that could very well break Jepsen out of “one hit wonder” status!
I Really Like You follows the sound she established on Kiss. However, now that she’s had time to settle into her role as a major label recording artist, Jepsen seems comfortable with her new musical direction. While the indie and acoustic influences of her early work are gone, the Robyn inspired electro-pop sound she is working with fits her perfectly. The song combines a contemporary dance beat with some vibrant 80’s pop synths and snares.
Carly Rae’s sweet sounding vocals are perfect for this song. She really has a knack for songs that are fun, youthful, and innocent, and I Really Like You is no exception. The chorus is simply unforgettable. Expect to see the lyrics posted as Facebook statuses over the next few months as this song snowballs into a mega hit.
Final Score: 4/5