Sex sells, and the popsicle-melting Daisy-Duke clad Katy Perry is proof of that. The teenage boys’ wet dream is au naturel on the cover of her newest album, Teenage Dream, lying naked in a cloud of cotton candy.
Similar to the two singles from the album, “California Gurls” and “Teenage Dream,” Perry’s album is fun, poppy and sexy. Sure, it may have unnecessary references to over-the-top sexual situations such as in “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” when Perry sings, “We went streaking in the park/skinny dipping in the dark/then had a ménage a trois.” But, it’s Katy Perry and this has come to be expected.
The album, like Perry, is very similar to Lady Gaga and Ke$ha’s recent albums, talking about forgotten drunken nights ("TiK ToK," anyone?) and making asexual things raunchy. Gaga likes the disco stick, but here, Perry asks, “Are you brave enough for me to see your peacock?” Really?
Perry’s album is unsurprising but will not disappoint her fans and lovers of over-autotuned pop princesses. After all, it’s ridiculous, funny, racy, and features Snoop Dogg.