Katy Perry – Teenage Dream Review
Many consider Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ as the dating and wedding song of the century. That is not surprising given the song’s romantic lyrics that describe the joy of young love. Its sound and its feel are distinct with ‘classic’ features. It has an arrangement and vocals that are understated but allow the track to work its way into anyone’s head.
The pop song has a mid-tempo with retro sound. Listeners can easily identify the elements of eletropop, disco, industrial, and pop rock music.
It was released in 2010 as the second single from the CD with the same title. Not surprisingly, it has instantly climbed up the music charts in the US and other countries around the world.
Perry’s vocals should be commended in this song. She begins with a thin but high voice and then progresses to achieve more powerful and stronger vocals as the romantic piece goes on. Her way of singing facilitates an indication of the type of relationship that is being described.
Anyone can easily discern that it assumes the concept of getting back to the feeling of being a teenager again. The simplicity of the theme plus the understated instrumental arrangement comes as the strength and major come-on of the track.