Katy Perry: Always The Life Of The Party! :P

I apologise heavily for my long absence, but it couldn’t be helped. I just started my brand new life in Mumbai, the city of dreams, and made a brand new beginning in a new school. I’ve met some really rocking people so far and already have a best friend/gf, a.k.a, Karishma Mishra! It’s funny how we’re called the ‘lesbian couple’ of the school, though we’re both straight… Maybe its got something to do with the fact that we are practically joined at the hips these days! That and a truckload of assignments and duties, you have yourself a new school life. :] 

Karishma and I :)

Speaking of girl-on-girl flings, and kissing girls and liking it, if ever anyone should have a pop-icon as an idol, it should be Katy Perry. Crazy, fresh, gorgeous and glamorous, Katy never fails to deliver a show of technicolor that blows fans’ minds to smithereens and dazzles the eyes blind. Sitting pretty like a modern china-doll, Katy Perry is the ultimate ‘Teenage Dream’ of our generation!

Katy Perry is just as sweet and refreshing as an ice-candy in the ‘indian summer’. With grooves to get your blood pumping and your feet kicking, there’s no denying the global-turnover that has resulted from her entering the music industry and hitting it big. She made it big with songs like ‘I Kissed a Girl’ and ‘Hot N Cold’ but what really catapulted her to a new level was the release of her single ‘California Gurls’. What I’m here today to discuss however, is the ‘Teenage Dream’ in our hearts right now. :)

Now, known for being an artist who inputs emotion into every single bit of pop she writes, Perry doesn’t disappoint with her delivery of an interpretation of teenage love. There are a number of layers to the song that many can interpret in their own way…

The song is about having a special someone in your life who no matter how old you are, takes you back to your younger days and shows you how to be a teenager again. The song is about unconditional love; ‘You think I’m pretty without any make-up on’ sings Katy, something that all girls hope to say about their boyfriends. She talks about how her lover brings back a childish, fun element in her grown-up and serious life, making life exciting and worth living again. They go and fool around in a motel by ‘making a fort out of sheets’, and go partying on beaches, and want to take the risk of trusting each other completely and going ‘all the way’ with ‘no regrets, just love.’ The song begins with very soft vocals and then progresses to Katy increasing the power of her voice, which could signify the increasing intensity of a relationship. “We can dance/ until we die/ You and I/ We’ll be young forever” is the element of the song that brings in seriousness; after all the song is not about being a teenager but feeling like one, so this line brings in the desire for committment as one transitions into an adult.

Katy sais the inspiration for ‘Teenage Dream’ [the song and the entire album] came from “kind of like feeling that way when you were a teenager: really emotional, really invested. … It’s intense being in love and being a teenager.” She said she was looking back to her youth and the care-free days of her life because she’s just so busy at this point of her life; releasing a new album, promoting and getting married to her fiance, funnyman Russel Brand, Katy really wanted to go back to relaxing and her ‘young dreams’.

To me, song defines what being in love and being truly, immaturely excited about it. It doesn’t matter who you are or how old you are… You just need to savour the moments when you’re in love because those are the days your heart truly gets to express itself.. I would know! :) Katy Perry explores teen love in this song and what I can say about teen love [being a teen myself] is that its all about taking risks. In most cases of teenage love, you don’t end up marrying the person you are in love with at that moment. Teen love is sudden, unpredictable, and very intense because you know your time is limited. You love your boy/girlfriend like crazy, with all the love you can gather in your heart and give them everything so that they remember you out of the many people they have and will go on to date.

You may not end up going ‘all the way’ with every person you date, but there comes along that one person who you end up giving yourself too because you are just so in love. You never forget the first person who you do it with and they remain locked in your heart forever.

The actual song’s melody is not as catchy as that of ‘California Gurls’ and ‘Hot N Cold’ but it went on to top the US and New Zealand charts…  It’s extremely feel-good and light, like comfort food. The song is more a ballad than anything else, but Amos Barshad of New York said ” the bluntly muscular chorus (‘You! … make! … me!’)” prevents the song from becoming a complete ballad and adds the typical Katy-Perry-Pop-Feel to it. The music video features Katy Perry and her love interest partying ans stripping at a beach with a bunch of Katy’s friends. Its fun and lively and goes very well with the song. Katy said the song and the video show a more ‘raw, almost vulnerable’ side to her, as she had toned down the make-up and the drama. 

Clip from the Video

The song has become a fast favourite with wall of my friends [mostly girls] and I can’t stop listening to it! I think Katy Perry has outdone herself with her new album and am very impressed with the way the songs just come out and grab you. After all, this is the crazy Katy Perry we’re talking about here…. ;)

Here’s a link to the video for ‘Teenage Dream’—> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98WtmW-lfeE

So you want to impress your girlfriend? Just tell her she’s your ‘Teenage Dream’! ;)

Psychotically signing off! <3

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