Katy Perry‘s on a vacation state of mind…
Co-written with Charlie Puth, Johan Carlsson and Jacob Kasher (the same team behind “Small Talk“), “Harleys In Hawaii” is a surprisingly fresh and breezy, mid-tempo with a sophisticated pop sheen.
“You and I, I/ Ridin’ Harleys in Hawaii-i-i/ I’m on the back, I’m holdin’ tight, I/ Want you to take me for a ride, ride…,” Katy sensually croons on the hook. “When I hula-hula, hula/ So good, you’ll take me to the jeweler-jeweler, jeweler/ There’s pink and purple in the sky-y-y/ We’re ridin’ Harleys in Hawaii-i-i.”
It’s actually quite nice to hear Katy on something a bit more laid-back and less, dare I say, forced. She sounds right at home here.
And sure… it doesn’t necessarily scream radio smash upon first listen, but it’s without a doubt immediate enough to give you that prompt for another listen. Easily one of my favorites from Katy Perry in some time.