Carly Rae Jepsen Says Songs Like 'Call Me Maybe' Make Her A "Braver Version" Of Herself

9 August 2012, 17:04 | Updated: 9 August 2012, 17:21

The 'Good Time' singer says she is able to tap into her flirtatious side on playful songs like her recent single.

Carly Rae Jepsen says flirty pop songs like 'Call Me Maybe' allow her to be a "braver version" of herself on stage and through her music, after admitting that she's actually quite shy in real life.

The 26 year-old Canadian pop singer's huge smash hit is about a girl asking a guy to call her up for a date, but Carly admits it is something she would never do but enjoys tapping into her "flirtatious" side in her songs.

"Well I think in truth I've never actually been brave enough to go and approach a guy in that way," Carly revealed to MTV News today (9th August). "But I kind of like to live vicariously through my music and be a braver version of myself in songs.

"And not only that, it's really, that kind of flirtatious nature, I think, is easy to kind of tap into and that imagination, it's easy to go there," Carly explained.

Carly has cause to celebrate this week after it was announced that 'Call Me Maybe' was enjoying its ninth consecutive week at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, breaking Gotye's record for the longest running number one of 2012 so far.

Check out a picture of Carly Rae Jepsen filming for her recent 'Good Time' music video below (Credit: Twitter):

The 'Good Time' singer-songwriter also commented on being told that 'Call Me Maybe' has become the song of the summer, saying that although it's "very cool to hear" she believes there are also a lot of other great songs that "define 2012".

Carly recently announced some of the first details about her upcoming record 'Kiss', after confirming collaborations with the likes of LMFAO's Redfoo, Fun. and Justin Bieber.

Carly Rae Jepsen is set to release her new album 'Kiss' on 18th September.