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VÉRITÉ Covers Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”

Brooklyn-based alt-pop singer-songwriter and producer VÉRITÉ releases her cover of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.” Produced by VÉRITÉ and TOMI, “Teenage Dream” follows on the heels of VÉRITÉ’s recent single, “he’s not you.”

Talking about the song, VÉRITÉ shares, “‘Teenage Dream’ is a perfectly written pop song, and a perfectly written song actually sounds good no matter how it’s arranged. I love the process of reinterpreting a song. Creating new pieces and finding a way to honor what made the original so phenomenal, while tapping into a different sonic palette allows people to have a completely different emotional relationship to the song.”

“Teenage Dream” opens with luscious low-slung colors topped by VÉRITÉ’s sumptuous, exotic voice. Expanding vocal harmonies suffuse the song with luminous, glowing timbres, adding to the song’s depth and dimension.

Shimmering leitmotifs ride a throbbing beat as lush layers of soft washes travel overhead. An elegant piano blends deliciously into the textural flow. The highlight of the tune is VÉRITÉ’s crème de la crème vocals, suffusing the lyrics with ethereal tones.

“You make me / Feel like I’m livin’ a teenage dream / The way you turn me on, I can’t sleep / Let’s run away and don’t ever look back, don’t ever look back (no) / My heart stops / When you look at me, just one touch / Now, baby, I believe this is real (oh) / So take a chance and don’t ever look back, don’t ever look back.”

Under VÉRITÉ’s adept ministrations, “Teenage Dream” alters from a pop banger to a tender, quixotic revelation – silky-smooth and oh so superb.

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Written by Randy

Randy Radic is a Left Coast author and writer. Author of numerous true crime books written under the pen-name of John Lee Brook. Former music contributor at Huff Post.