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Carly Rae Jepsen on Call Me Maybe success: It was 'separate' from me

2015-04-25 10:00

Los Angeles - Carly Rae Jepsen felt like her Call Me Maybe success was "separate" from her.

The 29-year-old singer catapulted to international fame when her 2012 track went viral but the star has admitted she felt alienated during the height of her success.

She said: "It didn't really feel like I was in the centre of it. It felt like something that took off and I was running to catch up with it.

"It was separate from me, but in a really lovely way. I like that it became its own little thing. It didn't feel like it was just my song, it belonged to other people and that's the best thing about music."

Carly also admitted she struggled to get a different song played on the radio following the success of Call Me Maybe.

She added to The Guardian newspaper: "I was fighting tooth and nail for another song to be on the radio. Even with I Really Like You, I had been sending in songs every week to my label and I had no idea that was going to be the one that would work. I have zero ear for the radio, apparently.

"I look back and I'm proud of the album [Kiss] but clearly nothing did as well as that song and it was a challenge to get attention on the rest of the B-side tracks.

"But it was a happy challenge and a problem you can go at two ways; you can either be really pissed off or you can be grateful that you had some attention at all. I did the latter. I saw it as an amazing gift that has allowed me to take my time with this new record and make sure that I have a really strong body of work and not just one song."

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