Nearly a year after Carly Rae Jepsen released her Dev Hynes, Ariel Rechtshaid collab, “All That,” the Emotion pop star has returned to the studio with another lesser known act—this time joining forces with PC Music producer Danny L Harle of “Broken Flowers.”
Harle tweeted earlier today confirming the unlikely match-up, also shouting out songwriter Nate Campany, who co-wrote four tracks on Jepsen’s sophomore full-length. Where album singles “Run Away With Me” and “Your Type” revel in nostalgic ’80s production, Harle’s music purveys a much sleeker British sound—juxtaposition as unusual and exciting as Hynes’ warm, cinematic approach with Jepsen’s hopelessly romantic lyricism.
We love when radio-friendly pop artists take risks, especially when the result is as strong, for example, as Charli XCX’s recent SOPHIE-produced Vroom Vroom EP. The mainstream market has become painfully boring, so it’s important for these famous acts to help elevate underground talent and, in a sense, fool lazy listeners with sounds they wouldn’t normally give a chance.
— Danny L Harle (@DannylHarle) March 16, 2016