If “Roar,” which you may have enjoyed watching at the VMAs, was sung by Arcade Fire or Vampire Weekend, people other than teenage girls would be going nuts over it. The pianos and bass drums would make ironic knick-knack employees weep for joy. Instead, because it’s by Katy Perry, it’s being relegated to “it’s fine…for a dumb pop song” status. It’s so much better than that, and the music video is so much better than THAT.
Katy Perry + animals + Tarzan outfits + monkey selfies = success. Here are some key moments (GIFs via).