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#InspiredbyEMOTION: Carly Rae Jepsen curates an art collection around her new album

Saatchi Art is thrilled to introduce ‘Inspired by E·MO·TION,’ a special new collection curated by multi-platinum Grammy nominated singer and songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen. This collection features a series of works by Saatchi Art artists inspired by the singer/songwriter’s forthcoming album, E·MO·TION.

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From now until the album’s release on August 21st, Saatchi Art will unveil 3 artworks each week here to coincide with the launch of each new single. Hand-picked by Jepsen, these artworks evoke the feelings she associates with each track, extending the bright and shimmering layers of melody and texture to the visual realm. Click here to pre-order E·MO·TION.


Carly’s Art Selections for “Warm Blood”

Scroll below to see the 3 artworks she picked for the single “Warm Blood” and the thinking behind her selections.


“Untitled,” by Martín Fernández Alicia

Warm Blood / Feels good
I want to hang this on my wall at home and just stare at it for hours. That collision of a kiss that’s familiar and new all at once. The colours are just stunning.



“The Storm Inside” by Patrick Palmer

I have a cavern of secrets / None of them are for you
I see a longing for intimacy when I look at this painting. It makes me want to curl up and kiss my knees.



“The Fall” by Deniz Hotamisligil

Pick me up and catch me when I’m falling for you

Simply beautiful. It’s like free falling to give your heart to someone. That’s what I see when I look at this painting. A brave free fall into the red.


Create Art Inspired by the Songs on E·MO·TION and Have It Curated by Carly Rae Jepsen

Artists are are invited to upload their artwork on Saatchi Art and suggest it to Carly for her consideration.

To participate:

1) Upload your own original artwork at

2) Share a photo and a link to your uploaded work via Twitter/Instagram

3) Include the hashtag #InspiredbyEMOTION

Lucky fans will have their artworks included in the ‘Inspired by E·MO·TION’ collection below, which will be revealed in full at the end of August.



The result of years of experimentation and creative soul-searching, E·MO·TION finds Jepsen conjuring pop’s most thrilling paradoxes, delivering songs that gracefully capture both the joy and risk in following your heart.

Featuring collaborations with songwriters including Sia, Devonté Hynes (aka Blood Orange), and Ariel Rechtshaid (Haim, Madonna, Vampire Weekend) and producers such as Mattman & Robin (Tove Lo, Taylor Swift), Greg Kurstin (Charli XCX, Katy Perry), and Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub (Ariana Grande, One Direction), E·MO·TION brings new depth and dimension to Jepsen’s undeniably hooky but heart-driven breed of pop music.

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