With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Carly Rae Jepsen has a message for those of us who’ve had our hearts broken but linger on. “Just rip off the band-aid!”
The award-winning Canadian singer returns with “Let’s Be Friends,” a new song about “the little lie we all share to soften the blow of a breakup,” she explains.
On it, she sings: “Let’s be friends then never speak again/ It’s cool we can just pretend we’re friends and never speak again/ See you soon, hope we can remain good friends.”
The lively pop track was written by Jepsen, Christopher J Baran and Ben Romans, and produced by Baran and Romans. “This Valentine’s Day I’d prefer to just rip off the band aid,” she says. “See you never.”
Jepsen has been working on new material for several months, at least. Last November, she posted a picture online of herself and Jack Antonoff in the studio with the caption, “The song we can’t quit.”
“Let’s Be Friends” is now available on digital music services. Expect to hear it when Jepsen hits the road for a kicks off a pan-European tour, starting today at the O2 Victoria Warehouse in Manchester, England.
Her live itinerary this year includes slots at Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival and New York’s Governors Ball.
Stream “Let’s Be Friends” below.