Parties, skateboards, sex and bubblegum—Katy Perry, have you been reading our diary?
Major props to director Yoann Lemoine for shooting Katy’s vid in such a way that it feels like a cross between teen epics such as Dazed And Confused and our own whitewashed adolescent nostalgia.
And much like those fleeting days of yore, Perry’s video comes and goes within an instant. The only difference is that with “Teenage Dream,” we get to hit replay.
Bonnie McKee, a songwriter under the Pulse Recordings umbrella who co-penned “Teenage Dream,” tells us, “Katy and I have always had a mutual fascination with the teenage condition, so it was fitting that we’d end up writing a song like this together. We knew we wanted to try to capture that feeling of first love; that giddy, spontaneous feeling you used to get in gym class, back when love and sex were still a mystery, still a dangerous, cinematic, do-or-die yearning that consumed every waking thought.”
What do you think of Katy’s latest video? Her Teenage Dream album is out two weeks from today—does this get you excited for it?