Track of the Day: 'E•MO•TION'

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

On Saturday, I wrote up a different Carly Rae Jepsen track. I promise that not every track of every day will be from “E•MO•TION,” her new album. But right now I’m helpless, adrift in a post-“E•MO•TION” world, agog at a sky full of gumdrops and ’80s neon. And I am agog, too, at the moment 20 seconds into that album’s title track, when a felicitous vocal hook (“10 feet, 10 feet tall”) lands on top of a Haim-inspired guitar groove. May all our timing be so good.