''I like the idea of this being like a board game. It's kind of like Candy Land. That was probably one of my favorite games to play growing up. I like to bring back those pure childhood moments and give them a little bit of a naughty twist, of course!" - Katy Perry
''It's a fun song that is perfect for the summertime. My serotonin level changes, my personality changes. 'California Girls' talks about all those iconic things that you've seen on postcards and on TV. And I wanted to do a homage to the Beach Boys." - Katy Perry
"It's so great that 'Empire State of Mind' is huge and that everybody has the New York song, but what about LA? What about California? And it's been a minute since we've had a California song and especially from a girl's perspective. We took the references of Prince, which is always a great reference, and we took a lot of the '90s, ... almost that house music, some of those references." - Katy Perry
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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