Carly Rae Jepsen feat. Rufus Wainwright: The Loneliest Time

The dazzling title track from Carly Rae Jepsen’s forthcoming fifth studio album (out 21 October), “The Loneliest Time” pairs the beloved pop star with world-renowned singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright. In the duet, both vocalists pair a big, bright sound with lyrics about bad dreams and tragedy. With a nod to Old Hollywood glamour, the official music video finds Jepsen and Wainwright traveling into a cosmic disco landscape, complete with a piano, glittering outfits and dance numbers.

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From electropop to zouk, some of our favorite songs from the week

Jonah Yano + BADBADNOTGOOD: Nervous Japan-born, Toronto-based Jonah Yano connects with BADBADNOTGOOD on a track that’s a delightful and seamless combination of their styles. Yano’s raw and relatable lyrics float comfortably atop BBNG’s rainy instrumental—one that employs acid jazz and blues. “Cigarettes make me nervous,” Yano proclaims. And it all burns smoothly until the track slips into a psychedelic spiral around the two-minute mark. Afterward, …

Carly Rae Jepsen: Too Much

Another song from Carly Rae Jepsen’s upcoming album Dedicated (out next week), “Too Much” is a minimal, sultry electro gem. While it’s downtempo compared with the previous releases from the record, the tune is still very much crafted for the dance floor—thanks to its flawless, gliding groove. As it includes two common Jepsen traits—layered, harmonized vocals and the topic of overwhelming emotions—the synth-heavy song is …