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Carly Rae Jepsen Dissects ‘When I Needed You’ on ‘Song Exploder’

OTTAWA, ON - APRIL 23: Carly Rae Jepsen performs at the Canadian Tire Centre on April 23, 2016 in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Mark Horton/WireImage)

This week’s episode of Song Exploder features E•MO•TION singer Carly Rae Jepsen discussing her most recent album’s closing track, “When I Needed You.” It features a discussion with Jepsen about the tune’s New York City late-night session origins, a snippet of its first demo (written with her frequent collaborator Tavish Crowe), and an appearance from producer Ariel Rechtshaid discussing the final product. Hear the episode in full here.