Do you Remember Carly Rae Jepsen? She had the big radio smash Call Me Maybe. It was played over and over until you got sick of it. “Even I was sick of hearing myself on the radio” she told the Independent. So what happened? Well, she tried to write another hit song, and although other people liked it, she hated it. Plus, the pop scene that made her began to fall apart with listeners as newer artist made way like Halsey and Charli XCX.
Realizing the turning tide she says, “I think everyone is starting to realise that the radio we were being fed all the time wasn’t what everyone wanted to listen to”. Overall, Jepson is thankful she never became that famous pop star because it just wasn’t her. Now, her approach to music is different. “It’s OK to just be like, ‘I don’t think that’s me, I’m sorry.’ No one should have more authority over you and your vision and your artistry than your own damn self. I want to have the steering wheel, versus some 50-year-old guy and a group of old people telling me what I’m supposed to wear.”
The good news is the pop scene is less obsessed with looks. “There’s not this concept of beauty being one thing anymore,” she says. “It was drilled into all of us, with Cosmopolitan, like, ‘This is what you’re supposed to look like.’”