If only pop was more inclusive to unique styles, open to higher levels of thinking and discourse, ‘Blurred Lines’ would never have fallen from the top spot on the Billboard charts. I’m certain it would have stayed there for all time. But of course, all anyone wants is some bouncy Katy Perry track where she talks about being a tiger or some not-so subtle-metaphor, instead of a brave political statement about the lines of consent. It’s a struggle for those except for true artists like Robin Thicke to bring up such difficult topics through their music.
And Katy Perry’s new music video for her eighth number one hit ‘Roar’ doesn’t even push artistic boundaries like ‘Blurred Lines.‘ Worst of all, everyone in ‘Roar’ is nearly fully-clothed, and we may never know what rhymes with hug me; we consumers have made a terrible mistake.
Linked music video in the last sentence is NSFW. I assume no responsibility if you click on it and get sent to human resources.