The Bottom Line
It was only a matter of time before the wit and style of British female singer-songwriters Lily Allen and Kate Nash landed on American shores. A distinctly US born version has arrived in the person of Katy Perry. Her single "I Kissed a Girl" is burning up charts, both sales and airplay, and look for more sassy women to vie for the pop spotlight she has so expertly snatched.
- Clever set of lyrics
- Organic instrumental thump
- Katy Perry's sassy vocals
- Nothing to complain about here
- Written by Katy Perry
- Produced by Dr. Luke
- Released May 2008 by Capitol Records
Guide Review - Katy Perry - "I Kissed a Girl"
This isn't the first time that the singer-songwriter Katy Perry has aimed for mainstream pop success. After an abortive career as teen Christian artist Katy Hudson, her birth name, Perry finally hooked up with the production talent and record label honchos who could push her over the top. Seven years after the Katy Hudson album, this single is bringing Katy Perry to the attention of the world, and it is a brilliant recording.
The single "UR So Gay," an immediate predecessor to "I Kissed a Girl," did garner some serious attention in the music industry, but its lyrics are too flagrant for widespread acceptance. However, "I Kissed a Girl," fueled by an instrumental wallop provided courtesy of producer Dr. Luke, is the perfect breakthrough. Bathed in praise for "cherry chapstick" and "soft skin, red lips, so kissable," Katy Perry states her unquestionable independence with stylish spirit.
"I Kissed a Girl" is a perfect summer hit. The beat pounded out by drums, guitar, and bass will sound perfect with the top down. Both singles, "I Kissed a Girl" and "UR So Gay," demonstrate a songwriting talent to reckon with. This is likely not the last we hear from Katy Perry.