Carly Rae Jepsen is poised to break out of the shadow out of label boss Justin Bieber, thanks to her catchy ode to flirting, "Call Me Maybe." But that doesn't mean she and the superstar are going their separate ways.
Recently, the Canadian singer revealed that she and Bieber worked on a track together, and when MTV News caught up with her in Las Vegas at mtvU Spring Break, she teased a bit of what their team-up sounds like.
"We collaborated on one song together, but in general, I was blown away by Justin," Jepsen said. "He's so down-to-earth and very charming and very talented. It's still a little top-secret, but it's going to be coming out soon, I hope.
"Mum's the word!" she added. "It's a really lovely song. The way he presented it was pretty cool. It was my first time meeting him. I was at the studio, and he basically just said, 'What do you think of this song?' and I was like, 'Wow, I love it.' "
From there, the "Boyfriend" singer asked her to collaborate on it, and she happily accepted the offer. "It's pretty stripped-down," she said. "It's pretty casual. It's not too dance-y; it's more intimate. It's a duet."
While Jepsen is riding high off the success of "Call Me Maybe," she is hard at work on her album, and she hopes to one day be able to help out another artist like Bieber did for her. "It's hard to believe at the moment. It's definitely a surreal life that I'm in right now, but I'm enjoying every second of it," she said. "It's pretty crazy. They say it's called paying it forward [since Usher signed Bieber and then he signed me], so I'm gonna hope that I have the opportunity. That'd be pretty rad.
"He's such an inspiration," she added. "No matter what his age, I think his career is really impressive. It's pretty amazing that he's remained so humble and cool."
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