Friday, June 8, 2012

The Legendary Roots Meme: Carly Rae Jepsen & Jimmy Fallon - "Call Me Maybe" (Backstage)


The Roots, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Jimmy Fallon managed to orchestrate a pretty unique/endearing take on "Call Me Maybe." Shot backstage @ Studio 8B before Thursday's taping, it vaguely reminds me of Ben Folds' cover of "Such Great Heights" (Postal Service) that was released just a few years ago. In an un-usually crafty turn of events, Carly Rae Jepsen & Late Night Band somehow re-appropriate "Call Me Maybe"'s central melody and Pop-tinged hook on a gaggle of common classroom instruments: triangle, ukelele, tambourine, xylophone, bongo drums, kazoo, "recorder," afro pick, etc. Jepsen was essentially discovered online by Justin Bieber and now has a #1 hit single for Scooter Braun's record label, Schoolboy [Interscope]. Grab a copy of Carly Rae Jepsen's Curiosity EP and stay tuned for a full-length album, while Jimmy Fallon's new star-studded comedy record, Blow Your Pants Off is out Tuesday (June 12th).

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