None of us need to be told that Carly Rae Jepsen is high art. There’s no one better at mining that confusing first-step-off-the-ledge moment of baring your emotions out to another person. She makes pop music that sounds like the wind rushing past your ears as you freefall into catching feelings. It’s absolutely art, monstrous hooks and all. But if you have a stubborn, snobby friend who looks down their nose at Carly Rae — and you can’t just find new friends — then you’re in luck. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has your back in this argument. The classical ensemble is performing her odes to new love, fronted by the Canadian singer herself, in a one-night-only residency.
The performance goes down on June 17, with Jepsen performing with a full orchestra for her big hits and intimate quartet arrangements for her slow-burning tracks. Tickets are available here. Get yours if only to see that it is possible to remain seated for the entirety of a Carly Rae Jepsen song.
It’s not the first time that Jepsen has taken her songs to the opera house. She stripped down her song “Your Type” for a strings-backed performance at the Polaris Prize ceremony. Give that a listen below and check out our anniversary celebration of her still massive album E•MO•TION: