Sometimes, the right thing just shows up in your inbox at the right time. It's like kismet, really. You see, recently, I was giving Shani's post on her favorite guilty pleasure "Teenage Dream" a quick once over when suddenly, another cover of the undeniably catchy Katy Perry pop schlock appeared in my inbox! Fate? Well, no, I don't believe in fate, but the timing of this occurance was enough to get me to play to track and, let's face it, even if timing had been different, it's pretty well documented that I love a good cover so who am I to say no?
"Teenage Dream" is irrisistable and even I, with my glaringly obvious dislike of Perry and what she does, am not immune. I mean, is any girl? The lyrics are cute, plain and simple. Who doesn't daydream of the badass boyfriend that will tame their wild side, your "missing puzzle piece" that makes you "complete"? Corny? Yes! But it's a pop song! And really, that's sort of the point.
Despite my like of "Teenage Dream", the track will never make it on to my iPod, if only because I do not want Perry to appear in between Karen Elson and Kepi Ghoulie. Enter Foxes In Fiction.
In all seriousness though, I think releasing a kitschy cover was an A plus move for Hildebrand. Nothing gets people's attention like a cover song (See: Lissie with "Bad Romance") and when you're a new artist trying to drum up some press attention... Oh, hey, look at this! It worked! Good job, Foxes in Fiction!