By: Maria Ciezak
Mz. Katy Perry has been ripping up the charts this summer with her anthem California Gurls. In her favor, she really doesnâ€™t have much competition right now, for ladies like GaGa, Britney, and Pink donâ€™t have releases set until next year. So take that torch, and run missy! Sheâ€™s released her second single (also the title track) Teenage Dream, and well, letâ€™s just say she isnâ€™t one of the boys anymore.
Her music is unstoppable, and whether you dig it or not, she will be on every mainstream station you can find. Itâ€™s slated to hit airwaves on August 3rd.
Katy took the time to describe her video in a recent interview stating: â€œIt kind of exudes this euphoric feeling because everybody remembers what their teenage dreams were â€” all the girls that were on your poster walls.”
Itâ€™s an innocent pop song, one that you hate to admit you like, but you tend to keep on repeat. From what I’ve heard of the album so far, it seems to contain musical references to 90â€™s house music, pop, rock, and plenty of fun thrown into the mix.
Iâ€™ve had the pleasure of meeting Mz. Perry, and letâ€™s just say, she is exactly what she portrays herself to be, and that is pretty refreshing. Trust me, I am not a huge pop buff, but I have a respect for artists who arenâ€™t afraid to challenge themselves, and release what they feel is appropriate in their range and whole â€œpackageâ€. But an argument may arise that Perry’s too old to be naming an album Teenage Dream? Is she stuck in a young fanbase? What do you think?
Overall, itâ€™s a cutesy mid-tempo song with a catchy chorus. Does Katy have the potential for another smash hit, or is the California gurl’s new single forgettable?
Take a listen.