In what appears to be a response to Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ already classic ode “Empire State Of Mind” Californian chart-hitters Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg join forces for “California Gurls”. Although you can hardly compare both tunes the first single of Ms. Perry’s upcoming third album boasts plenty of mainstream potential and could gain heavy airplay during this year’s summer season. Here’s what the singer had to say about the song:
It’s so great that ‘Empire State of Mind’ is huge and that everyone has the New York song, but what the f**k? What about LA? What about California?. It’s been a minute since we had a California song and especially from a girl’s perspective. We took the references of Prince, which is always a great reference, and some of the ’90s, almost house music references.