Instead, the almost-too-cute I Really Like You – which tried a little too hard to mimic the successful, cross-promotional strategy of Call Me Maybe and whose video starred Tom Hanks, with a Justin Bieber cameo – was selected over the more mature-sounding dance tracks that rival Taylor Swift in catchiness.But I dare you to try to find a bad song on E-MO-TION.
The three singles and videos that followed – Run Away With Me, Your Type and Boy Problems – demonstrate the attitude, grit and creativity that’s closer to her new sound.
“I’ve had people from my team come back and say, ‘We’re going to listen to you next time when you say what single you wanna do next,’” Jepsen says.
“The (show) at the Ozone will feature the singing apprentice carpenter in concert with a band that’s creating some buzz on the Canadian music scene,” I wrote about Hedley, which sounded more like Sum 41 and blink-182 at the time.
My story went on to report that “Hoggard said he enjoys construction work but ‘lives and breathes’ music and hopes his stint on Canadian Idol will offer him a chance at his ‘once-in-a-lifetime dream’ – to sing for a career.”Hedley’s gig at the old Ozone, which has since been torn down, was to also feature guest bands The Heck, Superbeing and Viv Savage (a most excellent nod to the keyboardist of Spinal Tap fame).
SURREY — From Cedar Hills to Cloverdale, Jacob Hoggard’s musical story is spread across the Surrey map. A couple of decades later, on Saturday, July 1, the band he fronts will play for thousands of screaming, flag-waving fans at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, as headliners of Surrey’s massive Canada Day event.