Now That I Found You

Album: Dedicated (2019)
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Songfacts®:

  • Here, Carly Rae Jepsen sings about the joy of falling in love with James Flannigan. The British songwriter had worked with Dua Lipa and Black Eyed Peas before meeting Jepsen at a writing camp in Nicaragua. They soon started dating.

    Thought it was impossible
    It's just like a miracle
    Say nothing's impossible now
    Now that I found, now that I found you


    Jepsen described the song as being about "the high you get when a new love starts to change your life. It's like the rush, rush, rush is better than any drug."
  • The club-ready base was supplied by the Los Angeles-based Captain Cuts. The production trio, comprising Ben Berger, Ryan McMahon and Ryan Rabin, also have credits on hit songs by Walk the Moon ("Shut Up And Dance"), Hailee Steinfeld ("Love Myself") and Bebe Rexha ("I Got You").
  • The song was first previewed in a promotional video for the third season of Netflix's Queer Eye.
  • The song's music video co-stars an orange Scottish Fold cat called Shrampton as the object of Jepsen's affection. Shrampton also appeared in Tegan and Sara's "Stop Desire" clip back in 2016.

    The idea for the visual came from Jepsen herself after she obtained a new feline pet around the time she prepared to record the song's vocals. "The lyrics were going through my head, and I woke up one morning and I saw the cat and I was still kind of not used to him being in my life," she told MTV News: "'Waking up next to you every morning' started playing in my head and I kind of laughed out loud. I was like, that's what I want this video to be about: just a cat-lady obsession."

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