Whatever happened to predictability?
Jepsen announced on Twitter last December she recorded Netflix’s Fuller House theme song, a re-working of Jesse Frederick’s “Everywhere You Look” alongside producer Butch Walker, saying: “Butch Walker and I re-did the theme song for @FullerHouse together and I can’t wait for you to hear it! Check it out on Netflix Feb. 26th!!” Several clips have surfaced since, but the full tune hit the net ahead of the show’s premiere on Friday. It stays true to the original but with extra bop only Carly Rae could offer.
“I was lucky enough to go in with the original writer,” Jepsen told Rolling Stone this week. “I was really excited, too, because they were doing a cover versus trying to make a song that seems like it. You want to be true to the original. I was trying to mimic along the lines of what Butch Walker has done and make it work, and they were like, ‘Just try it once the way you would do it.’ And they were like, ‘That’s way better.’ I learn that more and more as I take on new projects: If you try too hard to do something unnatural, it’s never going to feel right. You have to let yourself let loose and be.”
She adds, “Full House is essentially my childhood. It was my favorite TV show growing up. I can remember being on a camping trip with my parents and asking them what time it was, how much further ’til we get there kind of thing, and they said, ‘Three more Full Houses!’ I understand what that means: two-and-a-half hours. So I was offered this and wondering if it could fit into my schedule; I had a lot going on at the time. I remember my team thinking, ‘I don’t think you’re going to have time to do this.’ It was casually mentioned in one of those phone calls, and I said, ‘What? We have to make time for this! I’ll come in the middle of the night, whatever it is.’ When I found out that Butch Walker was part of it too, that sealed the deal for me, because obviously I admire what he’s done and heard such great things that I was dying to get in the room and combine two things I was very curious about.”