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The writing of this song started not too long after I became severely disabled and was unable to do much; during that time I was really getting into Katy Perry's music which helped me through the difficult days and made me excited about getting back to writing my own music someday. Although I still have numerous disabilities, my health is improving and I was able to write and record this song, so it holds a very personal significance to me. Among my numerous disabilities, I was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome (TS). Based on my knowledge of Katy, I know she has a special place in her heart for helping to raise awareness for those with unfamiliar illnesses; because of this I believe that this song could not only serve as a great song for her next album, but also as a tool to help raise awareness for TS. As part of this, it would be an honor that if my song was chosen, that Katy would consider using my given recording to do her vocals with since she'll be then utilizing the original "blood, sweat and tears" of the artist with TS!
This song was initially inspired by "California Gurls" and can be considered the "answer" to that song and nicknamed "Hawaiian Gurls." The song opens with tropical drums which is something Katy has not normally done; afterwards it is combined with a pop beat and a synthesizer that are very much Katy's style. The lyrics were inspired by the retro songs about Hawaii (i.e. Tiny Bubbles, etc.) along with more modern pop lyrics. The chorus is meant to volley back and forth in a call/response style between Katy and a male vocalist (to make it more special it could be Katy's significant other). To stay in line with Katy's style, there is also a female rap part inspired by and in the style of rappers such as Eve.