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Carly Rae Jepsen teases new music

Posted: February 16, 2018 in Music Fashion

She’s hinted at a disco vibe.

Carly Rae Jepsen has sent fans in a frenzy by teasing potential new music via Instagram.

The singer has previously revealed that her upcoming fourth album will have a disco vibe, and she recently added fuel to the fire by changing her Instagram bio to what fans are speculating may be lyrics from an upcoming single.

Her bio now reads: “When you move it’s like a disco darling – all my dreams come true.”

Some fans are convinced that there’s an impending single called ‘Disco Darling’.

Jepsen last released a track in May 2017, with ‘Cut To The Feeling’, which was intended to be on the singer’s 2015 album ‘Emotion’, but ended up featuring in animated movie, ‘Leap’.

Last September, Jepsen revealed she was in the “cleaning up phase” of her new album. In an interview with Japanese radio station, Radiko, the singer said she did have a new album on the way but was “hesistant” to give a date.

“I have a baby plan for the album,” she said. “It would be great to get it here as soon as possible, but it’s also more important to get it right. I’m in the cleaning up phases right now. Just making sure it’s all polished.”

Back in 2016, Jepsen told the Vancouver Sun that she was in the “writing stage” of her next album, and revealed her “disco” inspirations.

“I can’t explain what we’re doing right now, but we’re very much into disco-y things, whatever this next album may or may not turn out to be,” she said.

“But I’m very much referencing ABBA a lot, and The Bee Gees, all of that stuff. It’s fun to dig into oldies and see what you can celebrate about it, like a good movie or good song – to take your favourite pieces of something and add some new stuff to create something different.”

Meanwhile, back in December, Jepsen featured on ‘Backseat’ from Charli XCX‘s mixtape, ‘Pop 2‘.

The singer wrote on Instagram at the time: “Love this lady! So glad this collab finally happened.”


New Music From the Late Chris LeDoux

Posted: October 18, 2016 in Music

It’s uncanny how much Ned LeDoux sounds like his dad, Chris LeDoux.

The late country singer and rodeo star is survived by five kids, but his son Ned, 39, is the only one who has been following in his dad’s footsteps.

“I’ve always known music was the path I wanted to take,” he told me. “And I’m grateful every day that I can say I play country music for a living.”

On Friday (Dec. 2), Ned released a new five-song EP Forever a Cowboy, and on it is one very special song. It was one his father started, and he finished.


It goes like this.

A few years after Chris died in 2005, his wife ran across some papers with his song ideas on them. Those papers eventually made their way to Ned.

“They were all handwritten, and they were basically just like poems,” he said. “Only two or three lines, and some of the lines were crossed out, like he didn’t want to use them. There were no patterns. Just lines like, ‘I drive a rusted pickup truck,’ and one about rusted barbed wire. He must’ve been working on it and then put it away.”

Once Ned and singer/songwriter/producer Mac McAnally sat down with the unfinished songs, they filled in the blanks and came up with “We Ain’t Got It All.”

“We tried to hone in on what dad must’ve been trying to do with that one,” he said. “I’d like to think he’d be happy with the way it turned out. Because we didn’t go too far off the path that he was on.”

An earlier tribute to LeDoux was released shortly after he died in 2005. Garth Brooks recorded a song called “Good Ride Cowboy,” all about the rodeo and music life that Chris was living, and what it must’ve been like when he got to heaven: “I bet he crossed that River Jordan/With St. Peter on the other side, singing good ride, cowboy, good ride.”

“‘Good Ride Cowboy’ was such a great tribute to dad,” he said. “It was neat how they incorporate different song titles of dad’s. I get a big ol’ grin on my face every time I hear it. Garth’s always been very supportive of dad and his music. They were pretty good buddies.”

Brooks had been a fan of Chris’ for years, even though he was relatively unknown until Brook’s 1989 debut single “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)” mentioned him in the third verse: “The worn out tape of Chris LeDoux, lonely women, and bad booze seem to be the only friends I’ve left at all.” In a live version of the song, Brooks screams out, “God bless Chris LeDoux.”

As for his own music, Ned is trying to pick up where his dad left off, and to stay true to the life he’s living.

“I’m just trying to put the cowboy back in country,” he said. “I’m a terrible pretender, so I just stick to my guns.”