Carly Rae Jepsen returns with a new ode to self-love in the face of rejection, “Celebration For One.”
In August, someone lastly provided Carly Rae Jepsen a sword. A few months later, we have our very first brand-new tune from the pop singer in a year and a half in “Celebration For One.” Coincidence?
While the campaign to equip the Queen of Feeling was primarily in jest, there’s no denying that once she happily raised that (inflatable) blade on the Lollapalooza phase, something changed permanently. On “Party For One,” Carly Rae sounds positive, even in the face of rejection.
The video, directed by Bardia Zeinali, doubles down on that, placing her in a hotel room, alone, in her underwear, and simply having the damn time of her life.