Flopstars is a podcast presented by The Interns and Nic Kelly, looking at our favourite popstars in our hearts who can’t quite compete on the charts. Together we’ll be going deep into projects that were criminally underrated commercially but won cult adoration. This is a chance to dig into some of the best pop records of our time and also have a little laugh about the ridiculous world they’re forced to compete in.
This week, our attention is shifting from Carly Rae Jepsen to Charli XCX and her two 2017 mixtapes Number 1 Angel and Pop2. The two projects released in quick succession transformed Charli’s career and the pop landscape too. We're discussing both mixtapes at length as well as playing a game of Pornhub comment or Charli XCX fan review.
For our first episode, we’re zooming in on the ultimate Flopstar - Queen of swords Carly Rae Jepsen and her 2015 record EMOTION. The album tanked on the charts but it was a monumental moment in Jeppo’s career It took her from a one-hit-wonder to an adored pop cult leader. Pop changed because of ‘EMOTION’ even though some normies will ask you what happened to the ‘Call Me Maybe’ girl.
We're chatting about our memories of the album, how it changed pop and what it did for Jepsen's career. Plus we're playing games like 'Carly Rae Jepsen review or review of Ikea furniture'.