Carly Rae Jepsen unveiled yet another chapter from her upcoming Dedicated album on Friday morning (April 19) with the aching, low-key dance jam "Julien." In a tweet announcing the release, the singer wrote, "Julien is the song that taught me the heart and direction of this album. Couldn't keep him for myself any longer." If you pre-order Dedicated (due out on May 17) now you can get a download of "Julien" right away.
"Woke up this mornin', it feels like everyday/ I got the blues, babe, not going away/ Another bad dream when you were running away/ I'm forever haunted by our time," she sings in a clipped tone over a spare, glitchy keyboard riff and a clean, robotic dance beat. "Julien, in your heart, yeah, you must believe/ Julien, it was more than a fantasy/ To the end, through the last breath that I breathe/ I'll be whispering 'Julien,'" she add on the chorus as the tune bursts into a full-on roller disco jam.
Julien is the song that taught me the heart and direction of this album. Couldn’t keep him for myself any longer. — Now if you pre-order #Dedicated, “Julien" will be available right away! — https://t.co/9OsbkxQ0KZ pic.twitter.com/QGW67cGSD0
— Carly Rae Jepsen (@carlyraejepsen) April 19, 2019
So far, fans have heard "Party of One," "Now That I Found You" and "No Drug Like Me" from Jepsen's eagerly awaited follow-up to 2015's Emotion album.
Listen to "Julien" below.