In Katy Perry's last music video, for "California Gurls," she played a female voyager avoiding Gummi Bears, laying nude on cotton-candy clouds and making her way through what she called "Candyfornia." But her follow-up music video, for "Teenage Dream," will bring the singer back to her California hometown as she ventures on a sunny road trip with her lover and friends.
In a 30-second teaser, Perry appears as carefree as ever in a dancing, lip-locking montage throughout locations in Santa Barbara, California. Whether it's basking in the sun of her blue Cadillac as her love interest (played by Josh Kloss) drives next to a carful of laughing friends or getting steamy with Kloss as he pushes her into a hotel bed, the clip's teaser resonates with the song's feel-good melody. Katy and friends decide to skip the swimwear and visit a beach as they shed their clothes and dance the afternoon away.
Directed by Yoann Lemoine, the video — which premieres Tuesday — was shot in mid-July. Perry cast some of her real-life friends in the clip. She took to Twitter to talk about the "gorgeous" shoot.
"Cut, copy, print, moving on! That's a wrap for Teenage Dream! So gorgeous, I really can't wait to see what [director] Yoann Lemoine makes of it all!!!" she tweeted. "In my hometown. I got to cast all my friends in the new music vid for Teenage Dream = amazing insanity."
Last month, Perry spoke to MTV News about the track and explained that she had flashbacks of young innocence when writing the song. "I wrote that song in Santa Barbara, and it was a very pure moment for me, because that's where I'm from," she told MTV News. "And it was, like, where I started my creative juices. And also it kind of exudes this euphoric feeling, because everybody remembers what their teenage dreams were — all the girls that were on your poster walls."
This isn't the first teaser Team Katy has provided: She uploaded an lyric YouTube video with various shots from the clip.
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