Katy Perry sets her sights on California Gurls
After scoring four smash singles off her five-million-selling 2008 debut
album One of the Boys, two-time Grammy-nominated singer / songwriter
Katy Perry returns to set airwaves ablaze with scorching new single
Released on June 20th, this irresistible, hook-filled clarion call to
throw on Daisy Dukes and a bikini top, "California Gurls" , will ,
"melt your popsicle," Katy assures us in this party anthem of the
summer. The sizzling track - a fresh evolution of Perry's witty, sassy
sound - is the follow-up to her worldwide hits "I Kissed A Girl", "Hot
N Cold", and "Waking Up In Vegas".
The Santa Barbara-born Perry was inspired to write "California Gurls" as
she watched her friends go crazy at a party listening to Jay-Z's salute
to New York, "Empire State of Mind." "Everybody was holding their drinks
in the air and dancing, and I thought, 'We're not in New York, we're in
Los Angeles! What about California? What about all the homies, the gin
and juice, the swaying palm trees, the sun-kissed skin 24-7,'" Perry
recalls. "I decided that we needed to make a response. I want people to
want to book a ticket to California the first time they hear it!" And
because it just doesnt seem right to release a song that mentions
gin and juice without Snoop Dogg, Perry recruited the rap icon to
contribute his inimitable vocals to "California Gurls." "We thought it
would sound so cool and give the song another dimension," she says.
"Snoop is as West Coast as it gets."
"California Gurls" is just a taste of what's to come when Katy unleashes
her brand-new album Teenage Dream on August 30th. The album is the
follow-up to Perry's blockbuster debut One of the Boys, which has sold
five million copies worldwide. To date she has now sold more than 22
million singles, digital tracks, and mobile products around the globe.
Katy's success has led her to become one of the most talked-about new
artists of the past two years. Since exploding onto the scene in 2008
she has sold out her own 50-city world headlining tour , presented
awards (and gotten slimed) at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards plus
hosted and performed - twice at the MTVs European Music Awards. She
also presented at the 2010 Grammy Awards (where "Hot N Cold" was
nominated for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance") and performed at the
ceremony in 2009 when she was nominated in the same category for "I
Kissed A Girl.".
For more about pop's multi-dimensional, multi-coloured girl on the move,
please visit http://www.katyperry.com