Carly Rae Jepsen’s comeback single is both catchy and intuitive. “Party For One” celebrates self-time and self-appreciation. Releasing the new single Jepsen commented that the song represents a lot of her upcoming fourth studio album.
“To me ‘Party For One’ is an anthem of what it is to celebrate time with yourself, which is a hard thing for people to really enjoy sometimes, and it’s something I’m learning to do more and more. This song represents a lot of what this album is about for me which is romantic love but self-love too.” – Carly Rae Jepsen
The “I Really Like You” singer premiered a music video for the new single on the same day. The video features different people enjoying themselves alone. Of course, they each have their own different ways of enjoying time with themselves.
The term ‘party for one’ comes from when you go out a restaurant and order a table for a ‘party of’ x number of people. Here, Carly Rae Jepsen speaks of a party of one-which means she is by herself.
Watch “Party For One” Video by Carly Rae Jepsen
The video does not restrict itself to showing people’s different forms of self-love. Some may drink, some may smoke, some may lay down and watch TV, some may take a bubble bath with spaghetti in it, and a kinky grandma could still experiment with her sexual fire using sex toys. The video tries to justify any and every harmless act that one can do to truly bond with yourself.
The lyrics of the song loosely winds around a failed relationship. Carly Rae Jepsen questions her decisions that made her fall in love with him, only to be heartbroken and dumped down the gutter. However, Jepsen admits to herself that what has happened has happened and there is nothing she can do about it. Her next phase in life would be self-discovery and self-love. How? She opens up to so many possibilities.
“Party For One” is truly a different stroke from the other mainstream music that keeps popping up. We are looking forward to the upcoming brand new album by this 32-year-old Pop songstress.
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Full Lyrics to “Party For One” by Carly Rae Jepsen