There’s a rumor spreading (no pun intended) around the internet and on Twitter that “Spread Love” is the name of the next Carly Rae Jepsen album. Numerous blogs and major sites have since repeated this rumor. The only piece of evidence for it is that “Cut to the Feeling” shows up on Shazam under an album called “Spread Love”. However, if you try to detect the song using a similar app called SoundHound, you will see that the results are little different. See screenshot below:
As you can see, Shazama recognizes the song as “Cut to the Feeling” under the album “Spread Love”, while SoundHound recognizes it as “Spread Love” by GoldRoom. The song “Spread Love” was recently released this April. Fans should know that “Cut to the Feeling” was a song that was originally intended for Carly’s album EMOTION and Emotion Side-B, so the likelyhood that Carly would want to use it for her next album is slim.
In addition, one of our fellow Jepsies from Japan, @jepsiesJPN on Twitter, reported that when she uploaded her lyric video that Youtube’s digital copyright management system also reported the song as “Spread Love” by GoldRoom:
Although I have yet to investigate into how Youtube, SoundHound, and Shazam works for song recognizition, I theorize that these services may share the same waveform/music database that contains an error that caused a false result across the board. IF my theory is true, there is a chance that some Youtube monetization for Carly’s song may have been directed to GoldRoom which is a major problem that could even affect online streaming numbers and chart position of “Cut to the Feeling”.
Also of note is that GoldRoom’s current album cover has a very similar color pallete to the cover for”Cut to the Feeling”:
It’s unclear whether this similarity between covers contributed to false identifcation of the song.
While the evidence presented here may not be totally conclusive in debunking this rumor of “Spread Love” being Carly’s album title, it at least shows that it is much more likely to be false than true.