Tuesday, September 23, 2008
No matter how eclectic or unusual one's tastes may run, there's a reason pop music is pop music and, as such, I'll never deny my love for a great three-minutes and thirty-seconds of perfectly crafted ear candy.
So I guess that being said, I should go ahead and admit that I have a full-on schoolboy crush on Katy Perry.
She looks like a playfully sex kittenish Zooey Deschanel, she sings about kissing girls (sure it was more a gimmick than a song, but the thing was catchier than syphilis) and, best of all, she's a former born-again Christian, which satisfies that fallen angel fantasy I've had since high school and makes her even more of a "good girl gone bad" than the equally hot Rihanna.
I melt at the sight of Katy, so needless to say her new video -- as plaintive, heartbreaking and searingly suggestive as it is -- is pure bliss for your humble narrator.
This is easily the best song on her platinum-selling album, One of the Boys. It's Thinking of You.