Katy Perry is making us really, really hungry with the lyric video for her next Prism single, “Birthday.” It features a whole mess of delicious-looking cakes that I would very much like to smash my face into — I mean, consume a dainty slice of (while rocking back and forth in ecstasy).
A colorful, jangly little video, “Birthday” boasts all the trappings of just that — streamers, jellybeans and lots and lots of frosting, which comes in handy when spelling out the song’s innuendo-packed lyrics. Balloons, birthday suit, the cheery innocence of the jam certainly has some naughty bits.
The video — and song — are some of the sweetest fare we’ve seen/heard from Perry this album cycle, a kind of throwback in the midst of less airy jams like “Dark Horse” and “Roar.” Looks like her “California Gurls”-era self is not fully dead and buried — despite that funeral.
Perry released some saucy single art for “Birthday” last Thursday, a retro affair featuring her and her sister at an old-fashioned birthday party back in the ’90s. Given that and today’s video release, I’m guessing we can except an official video presently.
What do you think the official video will look like?