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 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 "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 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 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.