The cotton candy Queen herself, Miss Katy Perry is one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, from her debut hit “I Kissed a Girl” to her 2013 summer smash “Roar”, she’s enjoyed a ton of number 1’s around the world, but will her latest single “Birthday” be one of them? Hit the jump to find out!
Venturing into disco with the obvious Perry-twist on it, Birthday seems like a refreshing change of pace for the American songstress, which is more subtle than her previous over-the-top yet utterly enjoyable songs. The lyrics aren’t too thoughtful and are (obviously) filled with innuendo’s and sexual overtones but the catchy beat will have your hips swaying and your body moving in all sorts of directions in a similar way that “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk and Pharrell had us (although not nearly to the standard of that song).
The music video shows a very different side to the Katy that we know. Instead of frolicking around in a busty outfit, she puts the twin puppies on her chest away for the time being in order to dress up as five different characters: Goldie the dancer, Yosef the comedian, Kriss the clown, Ace the animal trainer and Princess Mandee the face painter. Perry, in disguise, attends (and ruins…) five birthday parties, but it’s okay because she’s a celebrity. The video for Birthday is fun to watch but I feel it distracts from people actually hearing the song.
Overall, Birthday is a pleasant side-track for Katy and is one that will carry itself into the summer months very well, unfortunately it won’t be one that you’ll remember too much, or even one you’ll list in your top 5 Katy Perry songs but it’s perfectly adequate for blasting out in your car with the roof down.