Emotion‘s deluxe edition already featured 17 original songs, so the thought of more material to add to (and cap off) the Emotion era is overwhelming and gratifying. But that’s just what Carly Rae Jepsen delivered with Emotion Side B, an eight-track collection of songs left on Emotion‘s cutting room floor. While Emotion side A remains perfect the way it is, this collection goes to show just how inspired the recording sessions were for her 2015 LP. The album has some serious highlights in tracks like “Higher,” “Cry,” and my personal favorite, “Fever.” The song first appeared as a special Japan-only cut on Emotion Remixed (along with “First Time”), and sparkles with an 80s nostalgia, much like the best cuts from Emotion. “You wanna break my heart,” Jepsen cooly dissects on the chorus. It’s all right, cause she’s “got your fever, I’ll be feeling it forever.” Us too, CRJ. Us too.
Listen to Emotion Side B via Apple Music.