Song of the Week: Carly Rae Jepsen – “Julien”

Retro and modern pop at the same time.

The best pop music sounds timeless. If you threw it 20 years into the past or 20 years into the future, it would still be a great jam. Carly Rae Jepsen makes some of the most fun, ecstatic dance tunes out there today and “Julien” is another winner.

The song’s strength comes in how effortlessly it filters throwback guitar and disco swirls to make music that sounds both nostalgic but utterly of the moment too. Just like Daft Punk did with “Get Lucky” and Bruno Mars did with “Uptown Funk,” when “Julien” plays, everyone will hit the dance floor. It’s impossible to resist.

“Julien” will appear on Dedicated, out May 17.