Carly Rae Jepsen has finally released a new single, “I Really Like You,” from her upcoming album. Can it live up to the monumental, Zeitgeist-y, too-big-to-follow-up 2011 single, “Call Me Maybe”? Jepsen’s manager, Scooter Braun, certainly thinks so. “I told her that she couldn’t come out with anything unless it was on the level of ‘Call Me Maybe,’” he told Billboard. “And, now we have a new one that is on that level.” “I Really Like You” is a sonic wall of bubblegum pop, with unabashedly simple lyrics: “I really really really really really really like you.” You might think this single is at odds with your current winter doldrums, but maybe when the daffodils are in bloom and you see all of those fine-looking people outside you’ll just think, YES TO THIS CARLY.
Carly Rae Jepsen at the 40th American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Photo: Jason Merritt/2012 Getty Images