Episode 72: Carly Rae Jepsen

“When I Needed You”


Carly Rae Jepsen released her third album, Emotion, in 2015. The closing track on the record is When I Needed You. In this episode, Carly tells the story of how the song was made. You’ll hear the first demo for the song, a version she co-wrote with her longtime collaborator Tavish Crowe. And you’ll hear how that led to the album version. Plus, producer Ariel Rechtshaid breaks down some of the parts that he created for the recording. My interview with Carly Rae Jepsen was recorded live at the Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco.

Buy “When I Needed You” on iTunes.

I had a great time talking to @carlyraejepsen today for Song Exploder live at @noisepopfest. (????: @rsa)

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For a transcript of this episode, click here.