Remember the song “Call Me Maybe”, the LSS-inducing song of Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen that launched her into stardom back in 2012?
A lot got hooked with the song’s infectious beat and lyrics, which has a theme of love at first sight, yet some critiqued that Carly Rae’s hit single is just a one-hit wonder, and that she will fade away from the spotlight once the song’s popularity has faded away.
Carly Rae may have been silent in the music industry for a while, but she is no one-hit wonder. In fact, she performed at Broadway musical “Cinderella” for 12 weeks, proving that she is more than a singer. While she admitted that she struggled following the success of “Call Me Maybe”, this did not stop Carly Rae from pursuing her career as a singer-songwriter and instead took some time to craft her next album.
Fast forward to 2015, Carly Rae did a similar feat with her first hit single by releasing “I Really Like You” on March 2015. While it did not stay in the charts as long as “Call Me Maybe” did, “I Really Like You” is a testament that Carly Rae is no one-hit wonder, and that she does have staying power.
What can we learn about Carly Rae’s career so far? That being silent in the music industry for a while does not mean one’s popularity has faded away. Carly Rae instead chose to work hard while being relatively quiet through doing other gigs instead before making her next move in the music industry.
And since Carly Rae loves the Philippines, she will be holding a concert again at Smart Araneta Coliseum on August 12 and sing new songs from her upcoming junior album Emotion, which she carefully worked out following the success of her sophomore album Kiss.
After all, second chances are definitely worth it, just as how Carly Rae made a surprising comeback no one was expecting in the first place.
Photo from Billboard.com