Carly Rae Jepsen
“Cut to the Feeling”
Leap Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
At this point, Carly Rae Jepsen can do no wrong. There’s an internal joke circulating around her biggest fans who address Jepsen as queen and every single picture that she posts or every single thing that she does automatically earns her a new queen status. For instance, Carly Rae Jepsen posted her picture of running marathon with her Pops, fans call her “queen of running away with pops”, a reference to her 2015’s chef d’oeuvre “Run Away With Me”. Carly Rae Jepsen posted her picture of performing in Hong Kong, fans call her “queen of losing Chinese autonomous region”. Her fans are remarkably loyal, thus making her underratedness is somewhat shocking, but Jepsen never seems to mind it. She showers her fans with her bubbly, bop-esque songs that never fail to give you utter joy. When she releases “Cut to the Feeling”, she—as her fans like to say it—snatches everyone’s wig. “Cut to the Feeling” is another triumphant effort from Jepsen.
Initially as one of so-called 200 songs that Jepsen wrote for her E•MO•TION, “Cut to the Feeling” finally finds its home on a soundtrack of 2016’s French Canadian animated film, Ballerina (or Leap! in United States). On “Cut to the Feeling”, Jepsen is still influenced by 1980s effervescent pop song that’s fittingly released at the beginning of the summer. It’s light, fun, and radiant. With concise verses, the song fully relies on the enchanting chorus that once it’s launched, it can’t go back. “I wanna cut through the clouds, break the ceiling/ I wanna dance on the roof, you and me alone,” Jepsen breaks free in chorus, triumphantly soaring above the harmonious synths. “Cut to the Feeling” is already a perfect candidate for song of the summer as it has sing-along quality and you can imagine screaming this song at the top of your lungs as you drive. Jepsen effortlessly conveys her feeling with a pop song, and there’s no other pop star that can match her.