In interviews, Katy Perry has said essentially that she wants her new album to be every teenage boys” wet dream – though it”s teenage girls that will be putting “Teenage Dream” on repeat. The end result is watering down of the teenage experience, oscillating between only two points of perspective: Adorable Mischief and A Broken Heart. The former seems to subsist on nudity, drinking and sex, while the latter is of direct consequence of the former. And, as “Last Friday Night (TGIF)” says, “Do it all again.”
Katy Perry’s “American Dream” is out tomorrow (Aug. 24).