Carly Rae Jepsen Teams Up with Lil Yachty for "It Takes Two" Cover
Published Feb 07, 2017Carly Rae Jepsen has been known to collaborate with the likes of Blood Orange and PC Music. Ahead of her next album, though, the Canadian pop star has gone deep into the Atlanta rap world, teaming up with Lil Yachty and Mike WiLL Made-It to re-record a hip-hop classic.
Entertainment Weekly reports that the three have put a new spin on Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock's 1988 hit "It Takes Two," which you can hear a snippet of in the player below. The re-recording will appear in a new Target television ad, set to air during the 59th Grammy Awards on Sunday (February 12).
Jepsen told Entertainment Weekly that the collaboration "was a total blast. Yachty is a lot of fun, and Mike is incredibly talented, so the combo was unlike anything I'd done before."
She continued: "I hadn't met [Yachty] until this project, and I was really excited to. I'd seen a couple of his videos and thought, 'This is so wild and really fun and playful.' It was a really attractive quality for me. He was really shy at first, but as soon as we started cooking it was just all giggles the entire shoot. During a lot of the takes, I was just trying not to burst into laughter because of his impromptu dance moves."
Jepsen also revealed she is currently recording a follow-up to 2015's E·MO·TION in Sweden alongside Robyn producer Patrik Berger and Pontus Winnberg of Miike Snow. She said this release is influenced by the work of Donna Summer.
"That would be the disco inspiration that's leading the pack at the moment," she revealed. "That said, some of the songs that have surprised me have not been in the disco realm as much. I can't really put my finger on what it is, but that's exciting too. There's so much music out there right now and so much quality stuff, so I'm trying to find out what I have to offer that's different."
Before we get more of Carly Rae Jepsen's next solo album, preview her Lil Yachty collaboration below.