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Carly Rae Jepsen releases a stunning music video for her highly anticipated new single, entitled, “Western Wind”

Carly Rae Jepsen is a GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer-songwriter from Mission, Canada. Not too long ago, she released a stunning music video for her highly anticipated new single, entitled, “Western Wind,” produced by Rostam Batmanglij via 604 Records. The video was shot in the natural elements of Southern California by Taylor Fauntleroy.

Carly Rae Jepsen – “Western Wind” music video

“California, it crossed my mind once we were pressed into the… love we were pressed into the breeze up on the mountain. I was by your side. Do you remember a conversation with our heads against the pillow? Dust my shoes before I enter through your doorstep. I was on your side. Coming in like a western wind, do you feel at home from all directions? First bloom, you know it’s spring, reminding me love that it’s all connected.” – lyrics

‘Western Wind’ inhabits a warm and hypnotic atmosphere achieved through a delicate tapestry of elements: sunlit guitar tones, soulful piano melodies, the luminous textures of Hammond B3 organ, and an elegant patchwork of percussion. Graced with Carly Rae Jepsen’s radiant vocal work, the result is a spellbinding backdrop to her lyrical storytelling, infusing the song’s mood of nostalgia and longing with a lovely euphoria.

Carly Rae Jepsen

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‘Western Wind’ embodies a charming quality that invites certain daydreaming on the part of the listener. As Carly Rae Jepsen reveals, the song emerged from the deep solitude of quarantine, a period of time that compelled her toward her most introspective songwriting yet. Furthermore, she made waves by performing “Western Wind” during her highly celebrated set at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Co-written by Jepsen and Batmanglij, “Western Wind” continues a collaboration the two musicians first kicked off with “E•MO•TION.” The critically lauded and culture-shaping 2015 album inspired in-depth analysis from cultural critics.

Carly Rae Jepsen – “E•MO•TION (Deluxe)” album

Carly Rae Jepsen – “E•MO•TION (Deluxe)” album cover art

Jepsen’s follow-up album, “Dedicated,” covered even more musical and emotional ground. Working with a crew of trusted songwriters and producers (John Hill, Jack Antonoff, Captain Cuts, Patrik Berger, Tavish Crowe), Jepsen indulged in more sonic experimentation than she had in the past. Later, she returned with a gift for her fans, “Dedicated Side B,” a buoyant set of dance-floor tunes that affirmed her status as pop’s undefeatable ambassador of love.

“Western Wind” single

Carly Rae Jepsen - “Western Wind” song cover art

We recommend adding Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Western Wind” single to your favorite contemporary pop playlist. Also, let us know how you feel about it in the comment section below. Mel Blanc’s famous catchphrase, “That’s All Folks!” Thanks for reading another great article on Bong Mines Entertainment – the hot spot for new music. Always remember that (P) Positive, (E) Energy, (A) Always, (C) Creates, (E) Elevation (P.E.A.C.E). Contact us on social media via Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook, and let us know what’s going on. “Disclaimer: This post contains Apple TV and Apple Music affiliate links. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

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