Jepsen took to Twitter earlier to note the album’s release, saying, “So, yes there have been whispers and I’m bad at keeping secrets.
“Side B for DEDICATED is out now babies. I hope it makes it yah dance your pants off! I owe yah one…or like two albums turns out. 😉 For the record, I love all of you.”
So, yes there have been whispers and I'm bad at keeping secrets. Side B for DEDICATED is out now babies. I hope it makes it yah dance your pants off! I owe yah one…or like two albums turns out. 😉
For the record, I love all of you.
— Carly Rae Jepsen (@carlyraejepsen) May 21, 2020
On May 20, Jepsen appeared to confirm that the album was on the horizon by posting a video showing tweets and messages from fans asking for the B-side to ‘Dedicated’ before displaying the album title, made up of only the letter B.
— Carly Rae Jepsen (@carlyraejepsen) May 20, 2020
Fans had suspected the release of ‘Dedicated Side B’ was coming for a while now, after the r/Popheads subreddit noticed Carly had been liking tweets related to new music, according to Paper Mag.
Then, Jepsen celebrated the one-year anniversary of ‘Dedicated’, which was released May 17, 2019, by posting a video that ended with the words ‘Happy Birthday Dedicated’ with just the letter ‘B’ left blinking on screen.
‘Dedicated Side B’, which features a collaboration with Bleachers (a project of Jack Antonoff), is the first release of Jepsen’s since she dropped the one-off track ‘Let’s Be Friends’ earlier this year.
‘Dedicated’ was released on May 17 of last year, spawning the singles ‘Now That I Found You’, ‘Party For One’, ‘No Drug Like Me’, ‘Too Much’ and ‘Want You In My Room’.
Late last year, Jepsen released a cover of No Doubt’s ‘Don’t Speak’ as part of her Spotify Singles series.