Carly Rae Jepsen Works Hard to See Matthew Koma Once a Week

06/29/2013 at 08:15 AM EDT

Carly Rae Jepsen Works Hard to See Matthew Koma Once a Week
Carly Rae Jepsen
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Carly Rae Jepsen may have a handsome musician boyfriend, but the singer admits maintaining a relationship and a pop star schedule is "hard work."  

"It takes a lot of planning and organization which, if you know me, are two of my least awesome skills," the 27-year-old told PEOPLE at Seventeen's "Pretty Amazing" Luncheon in New York on Thursday.  

Jepsen, who has been dating singer-songwriter Matthew Koma for about 11 months, struggles to coordinate with him.  

"He's always like, ‘Where are you going next week?' and I'll be like ‘Oh, something with an M?'" she says.  



Despite that, she and Koma are "both really determined" to make it work and try to see each other once a week (even if it's internationally).  

When they are together, the lovebirds fight over the radio. "I'm obsessed with the [Robin Thicke] song 'Blurred Lines,' " Jepsen said. "I make my boyfriend turn it up every time! He's got ADD when it comes to the radio and every time that songs comes on I'm like 'NO. I'm listening to the whole song!' "  

The "Call Me Maybe" singer's summer playlist also features music from Robyn, La Roux and fellow Canadian Dragonette, just don't expect to find her listening to her own songs. "I actually can never listen to my own music! Once it's released I've got to just let it go."

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