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Carly Rae Jepsen Returns With New Bass-Heavy Single ‘Shy Boy’

Carly Rae Jepsen delivers the perfect single for gays to wrap up their Pride festivities in "Shy Boy."

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Carly Rae Jepsen, a beloved pop artist within the LGBTQ community, continues to solidify her status as a favorite with the recent release of her new single, “Shy Boy.”

“Shy Boy” is a bass-driven track that showcases Jepsen’s unique style. While it may not be an energetic party starter, the song is a perfect late-night, sexy, come-down track.

Its low-key nature lets the listener maintain a good vibe without requiring too much energy. Yes, it touches on disco, but don’t expect the type of nu-disco we’ve been hearing from Dua Lipa and others. Jepsen makes the style her own and does something interesting that we haven’t heard lately.

This latest offering is in keeping with the more toned-down sound Jepsen has been working in for a little while.

The singer built her brand on a certain blend of bubblegum electro-pop, and after releasing several collections that delivered top-notch tunes in her chosen genre, she’s mixing things up a little bit, and that should just fine with her legion of followers.

Although Jepsen teased the music video for “Shy Boy,” it was not released simultaneously with the song. Instead, fans were treated to a simple visualizer, leaving them eagerly anticipating the full music video experience.

At present, “Shy Boy” stands alone as an unattached single, seemingly unrelated to any upcoming album or project. However, Jepsen has a history of delighting fans with collections of cast-offs and B-sides from her previous albums.

Therefore, it is possible that she has plans to release a new compilation in the future. Alternatively, this single could be a heartfelt gesture of appreciation towards her fans as she prepares for her upcoming tour and festival dates.

Jepsen’s previous album, “The Loneliest Time,” was released in October 2022.

In the latter half of that year, she dedicated her efforts to promoting the album, which featured hit singles like “Western Wind” and “Beach House.” Jepsen’s breakthrough into the mainstream music scene over a decade ago with “Call Me Maybe” marked the beginning of her popularity within the LGBTQ community.

Since then, her dance-pop hits such as “I Really Like You,” “Run Away with Me,” and “Cut to the Feeling” have only strengthened her connection with her devoted fan base.

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