Press play! What do you know, you're in an empty roller rink on disco night, and the whole thing's filling with dry-ice smoke that flashes pastel under the lights, and you're slow-dancing with yourself and it's incredibly important. Am I wrong? Do I care? Carly Rae, take me away.
This track represents what I think of as CRJ's best-case musical scenario: it's a collaboration with Dev Hynes and Ariel Rechtshaid, category-melding producers who are both stunningly good at closing the gap between careful, clever indie and no-saying-no-to-it pop. "All That" floats between mid-'80s Cherelle, early-'90s R&B, and late-'90s bubblegum, and it's got Carly Rae's semi-evil catchiness on top of the lush, graceful, spiked translucence that Hynes brought to "Everything Is Embarrassing" and Rechtshaid has brought to everything from "Climax" to HAIM. Ideally, a strong third of her upcoming album would be suffused in this Tween Jessie Ware in a Romantic Labyrinth of Crystals aura. And below, here's the respectable live version she did to premiere this song on SNL over the weekend.