On Monday (October 3), the Canadian pop star teased on social media that she’d be sharing “one more song before the album drops”.
Today (October 5), she wrote: “I can’t believe I finally get to say this… ‘The Loneliest Time’ (the song) ft @rufuswainwright comes out this Friday [October 7].”
Jepsen went on to hint at the sound of the team-up, writing: “If you like 5-part string sections, 4:30+ track lengths, and disco power ballads… you might want to check it out.” Check out the announcement tweet beneath.
I can’t believe I finally get to say this… The Loneliest Time (the song) ft @rufuswainwright comes out this Friday 🌙 🚀
If you like 5-part string sections, 4:30+ track lengths, and disco power ballads… you might want to check it out. pic.twitter.com/l2lWTGIx0I
— Carly Rae Jepsen (@carlyraejepsen) October 5, 2022
The singer is currently out on a North American headline tour, and is due to return to the UK and Ireland next February. The latter stint includes a headline concert at Alexandra Palace in London.
You can find any remaining tickets for Jepsen’s 2023 UK/Ireland tour here, and see the full itinerary below.
5 – Olympia Theatre, Dublin
7 – O2 Academy, Leeds
8 – O2 Academy, Glasgow
9 – O2 Apollo, Manchester
11 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
12 – O2 Academy, Bristol
13 – The Dome, Brighton
15 – Alexandra Palace, London
In a previous statement about ‘The Loneliest Time’ (the album), Carly Rae Jepsen wrote: “I’m quite fascinated by loneliness. It can be really beautiful when you turn it over and look at it. Just like love, it can cause some extreme human reactions.”