Katy Perry ‘Teenage Dream’ Music Video Notes:

This video could’ve been based on Katy’s youth group trips back when she still just a Christian pop singer. You know, before she penned a homo-suggestive song that turned her fortune around?

I’ve always said that Katy Perry‘s ubiquity choked up any genuine interest I had in her music but after hearing ‘Teenage Dream’, one might’ve had a change of heart.

The song caught me off guard with her unexpectedly tender falsettos and its uncluttered retro-pop production. With the exception of ‘Hot N Cold’, this is possibly the only Katy Perry song I am proud to enjoy.

Director Yoann Lemoine (whose CV includes Moby‘s ‘Mistake’ music video and “Lights” – an intriguing arty clip for Vogue Italia) renders ‘Teenage Dream’ in a white-wash haze that has been so trendy with today’s indie-chic photo shoots.

Here are three highlights behind the haze:

1) Road trip

It’s a simple concept but how much does this make you want to round up the gang and go for a road trip? Problem is, I don’t have a cool junkyard car, ya’ll will just have to climb in the back of what looks like a 90s tax accountant’s Honda.

2) Motel rendezvous

Once again, a flashback to the old youth group trips. Hey, a boy can dream, right?

3) Katy watching from the lockers

Who is this girl? Surely it can’t be that lavender-follicled lass shooting whipped cream in ‘California Gurls’. There’s something so endearingly demure about her appearance in this scene, it’s threatening my focus on the hunky boxer.

Footnote:

The ‘Teenage Dream’ video was a personal affair for Katy. She got to cast all her mates and have it filmed in her home town of Santa Barbara. Sweet.

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