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Carly Rae Jepsen Cloaks Herself in Imagination in the ‘Your Type’ Video

Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Your Type” is one of those album cuts that sits there in waiting, begging to be discovered on a listener’s third or fourth time through the 29-year-old’s E•MO•TION. Jepsen herself seems to know she had a hit on her hands with the Carl Falk (he of “Starships” and “What Makes You Beautiful” fame) production, and she’s proved it by releasing a new music video for the single.

“Never judge a book by its cover, and certainly not this one,” a faux radio host coos as a hard-on-her-luck Jepsen gets mugged while sleeping on a bench late one night. Then the singer enters a scraggly bar, changes into stage makeup and heels in the bathroom, takes the stage with her band, and finds herself transported to a glittery disco of another world. “We need our imagination in order to survive,” that radio DJ intones as the video draws to a close.