Jepsen has written some of the best love songs in pop history but this time she’s going in the opposite way. Let’s Be Friends is a cheeky breakup anthem following the positive, “let’s be friends” mantra with, “then never speak again.”
Sonically, Let’s Be Friends wouldn’t have fit on Dedication. It’s got ’80s-flavours but it’s driven by acoustic guitar and sassy spoken word parts. It has a buoyant pop chorus but there’s also a strong alternative vibe to it in its grittier-than-usual production.
Lyrically, she’s having fun with this one, blessing us with a spoken-word bridge that has her saying, “you’re sort of a dick sometimes but someone out there is surely gonna love a dick.”
No word yet on whether this is attached to a wider project but we are waiting on Dedication Side-B.
Best Moment: The spoken word part is peak Jepsen and the most endearing part of the song.
Worst Moment: You’ll get used to it but the slightly lo-fi, acoustic guitar-driven production is a little shocking at the beginning.
Best Lyric: “Let’s be friends and never speak again,” is the sort of juvenile gold we’ve come to expect from Jeppo.
Worst Lyric: “It isn’t you baby, it’s me,” may be one of the most overused phrases in pop music.