As weird as it sounds, this song works seems to work. Carly sounds perfectly suited as the hook-girl for the 1988 rap/house classic, “It Takes Two”,
As Entertainment Weekly reveals in this blurb:
These days, if you’re trying to get ahold of Carly Rae Jepsen, she’s probably busy working. When she gives EW a progress report on the follow-up to 2015’s critically beloved E·MO·TION, she’s calling from a quiet corner of a studio in Stockholm, Sweden, taking a quick break from writing and recording. She was also en route to the studio when she got a call asking if she wanted to remake Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock’s 1988 hit “It Takes Two” with rapper Lil Yachty and hip-hop producer Mike Will Made-It for a Target-sponsored video directed by Roman Coppola and choreographed by La La Land’s Mandy Moore.
If you think that sounds like a strange combination of talent, you’re not alone. “I was like, ‘This is too weird to say no to!’” Jepsen says of the video, which will air as a three-minute commercial spot during the Grammys telecast. (Not unlike Gwen Stefani’s live music video with Target last year.) “I love when life surprises you like that. This is definitely one of those moments.” Below, Jepsen talks about the origins of the Target collaboration—a clip of which is premiering exclusively on EW below—her “rap” debut, and why she’s channeling Donna Summer on her upcoming LP. Check out the Jepsen and Lil Yachty’s full version of “It Takes Two” when it comes out Friday. – NOLAN FEENEY
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