By Stephanie Audette
In town on tour with Justin Bieber and to help promote her song in a new Halloween movie, the “Call Me Maybe” pop sensation was at the Mall of America on Saturday. Rocking a cream-colored romper with a black peter pan collar and lace cap sleeves, Jepsen dished on her shopping habits and some of her favorite music collaborations.
Have you ever been to Minneapolis, Minnesota, or the Mall of America before?
I’ve never been to the Mall of America before. I’ve heard great things. So far I’m overwhelmed and very impressed. I’m looking forward to getting to explore it later tonight.
Have you had a chance to tour the mall yet? Where do you like to shop?
I do like to shop. I can do some serious damage if I get let loose in the wrong place. It’s probably good that they have me under high security today.
You’re in town to perform at the Target Center tonight. What’s it like being on tour with Justin Bieber?
Oh, it’s amazing. The audience. You can just feel their energy when you walk into the auditorium. It’s contagious; you just want to be a part of it. I get a shiver up and down my spine right before I step on stage every night, and I feel like the luckiest to get to experience this in my life.
Your song “This Kiss” is in the movie Fun Size. What inspired you to write the song?
“This Kiss” was actually a weird and random collaboration between LMFAO’s Redfoo and Matthew Koma. We all met at airports and over the phone and just wrote the song that way, through e-mails and text messages. By the time it was done, we all kinda looked at each other like “how did we write this?” I’m really happy with how it turned out. It’s actually one of my favorite tracks from the album Kiss. It’s kind of exciting to align with Paramount in a new way and be involved in Fun Size.
You did another collaboration with Owl City for the song “Good Time.” The group is actually from Owatonna, Minn. What was it like working with them?
Oh, crazy! I didn’t know that. Amazing! That was also one of those collaborations that just happened in the strangest order. I actually recorded my version of the duet, sent it to Adam, and didn’t actually meet him until the day we shot the video. It was one of those things that just sort of happened randomly but I’ve been a big fan of Owl City for years, so it was such an honor that he wanted me to be a part of the song.