Carly Rae Jepsen recorded a disco album that will “probably never be released”

It’s called Disco Sweat, and she says she’s burying it in her backyard.

July 03, 2019
Carly Rae Jepsen recorded a disco album that will “probably never be released” Ethan Miller/Getty Images

In the days leading up to the eventual release of her latest album Dedicated, Carly Rae Jepsen had hinted that the album would be disco-oriented. The actual album, for the most part, ended up not sounding very disco-y at all, and now, in a new interview with SFWeekly, Jepsen explains why: “I had an album I named Disco Sweat that will probably never be released, and shouldn’t. I started off with a very strong intention to make an understated disco, living room dance party thing. I think that came from going to Sweden and really digging into some ABBA stuff. Then exploring the ’70s. I did ’80s last time, maybe I’ll do this."

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"But it was never that simple," Jepsen continues. "I think there are songs on the new album that achieved kinda what I was envisaging, I think ‘Julien’ is a good example of that. I ended up getting out of a rut, and found some songs that were a little ’90s that I wanted to include, a little something that made more sense than this Disco Sweat, that will be buried in my backyard.” So, who's got a shovel?

Carly Rae Jepsen recorded a disco album that will “probably never be released”