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September 17th, 2012
Probably one of the most anticipated songs on Carly Rae Jepsen’s new album is her collaboration with friend and mentor, Justin Bieber. The pair have been dropping hints of a collaboration since the Call Me Maybe star signed with Bieber and manager Scooter Braun’s record label, Schoolboy Records.
But now, with the album out, the singer explains the song to MTV. When asked to describe this sugary sweet duet in three words, Jepsen tells MTV that it’s like a “friendship ballad” but adds, “I will say charming, friendly and hopefully feel-good, I think it’s like a feel-good song for sure.”
“It was really exciting, I had actually just flown into LA for the first time to meet Scooter [Braun] and my whole team at School Boy Records and Interscope and I was pretty nervous to meet Justin,” continues Jepsen. “He was just a regular guy, so nice, so talented but at the same time really humble about it and played me some songs from his record Believe and one of the tunes was the song Beautiful and he’d written it with a good friend and producer that we both know, named Tony Gad.”
Jepsen immediately gravitated to the song, saying that it was “such a different flavour that I’d never think of doing,” adding, “he asked me if I’d like to sing on it. Of course, I was very excited to do that, and we did it that night.”
“I was going to go to bed but they were like ‘why don’t you just jump into the studio tonight and finish the song right now?’ So, fifteen minutes later I was in the vocal booth.”
Listen to Beautiful below and be sure to pick up Carly Rae Jepsen’s new album, Kiss, now!Tweet