Charli XCX recently released her quarantine album, how i'm feeling now, and it appears that she's not the only pop artist to have recorded a whole project while staying inside.
Earlier this month, Carly Rae Jepsen released Dedicated Side B to everyone's surprise - but rather than taking a break, she says she's been busy writing and recording new music.
Speaking on the Switched On Pop podcast, Carly says she's recorded a whole album with collaborator Tavish Crowe while in quarantine. “Tavish [Crowe] and I have already made an entire quarantine album, and it is very different, it’s kind of fun! We had to do it around Zoom and things like that so it’s been like a challenge but a really fun one.
“You have more time to have space in between the decision your making and more time to kind of be away from the song for a minute, so I find it to be a whole new style of going at it, and I like it.”
She also spoke about the release of Dedicated Side B, which includes tracks that she wanted out there in the world, but didn't quite fit what she was going for with the album. "I once said when I was done with this album, “Would it be weird to release, like, a 50-song deluxe [edition]?” Like, yeah, that’s weird. No one does that. Okay. We’ll start with 17 and then we’ll get to the rest later."
It remains to be seen when the quarantine album will drop - if at all - but it seems like Charli might just have started a trend. Many artists have been making the most of their time in self-isolation, and as music fans, it's a great time for new releases.