Carly Rae Jepsen: Call Me Maybe -- Just Don't Call Me Pop
?The standout song on Carly Rae Jepsen's forthcoming third album, Emotion -- which leaked online earlier in July after being released in Japan -- almost didn't happen. Why? Because it was too poppy -- even for the singer behind the irresistible "Call Me Maybe," which ruled the Billboard Hot 100 for nine weeks in 2012. Walking around Lower Manhattan with Overheard, Jepsen said the disco-flavored "Boy Problems" -- which was co-written by Sia, Greg Kurstin and Tavish Crowe -- was nearly left out because it sounds "just like the last album," she explained. (That would be Kiss, which, in addition to "Maybe," spawned the top 10 Hot 100 hit "Good Times" with Owl City.) Many critics have already pegged "Boy Problems" as the set's centerpiece, which Jepsen, 29, finds "funny," given that it was close to not seeing the light of day. Emotion will be released globally on Aug. 21 and features additional collaborations with Shellback, Dev Hynes and Ariel Rechtshaid.