Who is Katy Perry? That’s a question we’ve never really been able to answer in her first album. With Teenage Dream, we get a better glimpse of who she really is and what she was to become.
What she was to become indeed gets clearer in this second album as Katy Perry, Teenage Dream. She’s no loser. She’s no quitter. She’s no conformist. Meager success was not her destiny. She’s meant for greatness. And this second album is instrumental to actually make Katy Perry believe more in her craft, in her calling, in her artistry. Thanks to better lyrics in this album and a more honest take, she finally had an album she could call a real success. What makes an album a good one is not necessarily it being talked about. An album can be talked about simply because of its controversies, its music video that makes no sense except sexual innuendoes. That’s almost like the description of her first one. But here’s a good one— one that gets to millions of listeners all because the lyrics connected to them. And that’s what Teenage Dream is mostly about.