Carly Rae Jepsen drops new single with Rufus Wainwright, ‘The Loneliest Time’

two side by side images of Carly Rae Jepsen (left) and Rufus Wainwright (right) performing live on-stage in 2022

Carly Rae Jepsen has released a new collaborative single featuring Rufus Wainwright, ‘The Loneliest Time’.

Wainwright appears on the title track from Jepsen’s fifth studio album ‘The Loneliest Time’, which is due out on October 21 via 604/Schoolboy/Interscope (pre-order here).

‘The Loneliest Time’ is the final song Jepsen is sharing before the full album is released. She teased it earlier this week by saying: “If you like 5-part string sections, 4:30+ track lengths, and disco power ballads… you might want to check it out.”

Hear the song below.

Jepsen had previously shared three songs from ‘The Loneliest Time’: ‘Western Wind’‘Beach House’ and ‘Talking To Yourself’.

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 will culminate with a concert at Alexandra Palace in north 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.”

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