This article was originally published in Lenovo StoryHub: https://news.lenovo.com/pressroom/press-releases/carly-rae-jepsen-light-up-broadway-live-one-night-only-performance/
Carly Rae Jepsen, Canadian singer/songwriter, who broke out with her 2012 global hit “Call Me Maybe,” has been recognized as a modern master of pop songwriting. Now she emerges from a period of isolation with her new album The Loneliest Time, which sees her pushing her craft in more introspective and playful directions.
Earlier this fall, Lenovo announced their upcoming Broadway debut via a partnership with Jepsen. Lenovo, Intel, and Carly are partnering to produce a first-of-its-kind, Broadway-inspired music video for her single “Surrender My Heart” from her critically acclaimed fifth studio album The Loneliest Time, which dropped on October 21 (via 604/Schoolboy/Interscope). Collaborators on the new LP include Rufus Wainwright, Captain Cuts, John Hill, Kyle Shearer, Alex Hope, Tavish Crowe, Rostam Batmanglij and Bullion.
Performing in the heart of New York City at the iconic United Palace, Carly will showcase her love of Broadway by bringing theater goers on a journey through her newest music video – all performed on stage in front of a live audience. Leading up to the performance, Carly will work with an all-star creative team to bring her Broadway pop vision to life with signature vibrant colors and the addition of some exciting cameos, truly making this an unforgettable one night only experience for fans in attendance.
“It’s almost impossible for me to express how much passion I have for theater and I’m beyond excited that Lenovo and Intel are going on this journey with me to turn one of my new tracks into a live Broadway inspired music video,” says Carly Rae Jepsen. “Broadway was hit especially hard throughout the pandemic, and I love that I will have the opportunity to utilize my new music to bring attention to this inspiring community.”
From stage lighting control to the ability to map out each second on stage, Lenovo laptops based on the Intel Evo platform will be on-hand to help Carly bring her creative vision to fruition. Leading up to the performance, Lenovo will be supplying technology products that provide the productivity, versatility, and world-class features needed to put on a show of this magnitude. These devices will enable all cast members and production crew to bring their unique skills to life, setting a new bar for live performances and ensuring that the event will be talked about for years to come. Lenovo and Carly will tease the rehearsal process and the frantic behind the scenes action expected from any live Broadway performance on social media throughout pre-production and the day of the actual show!
“At Lenovo, our continued mission is to enable and inspire people through the power of our technology,” said Gerald Youngblood, Chief Marketing Officer, Lenovo North America. “This program is an important example of how our technology can help realize a creative vision. We are thrilled to partner with Carly Rae Jepsen to help bring hers to life.”