Katy Perry performs onstage during "The Prismatic World Tour" at Madison Square Garden on July 9, 2014 in New York City.
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By Nolan Feeney
July 31, 2014

If you can get over the fact that Katy Perry’s new single “This Is How We Do” features groan-worthy lyrics like “Now we’re talking astrology / getting our nails did all Japanese-y,” you’ll realize it’s actually kind of a jam. It’s no Dark Horse in the running for Song of the Summer, sure, but it’s certainly worthy of a video featuring over-the-top visuals and outrageous outfits — basically everything Katy Perry does best.

The singer wisely steers the costumes clear of any ethnic groups this time, instead opting for pop culture references with the Pee-Wee Herman-inspired backup dancers, some Mondrian get-ups and a brief but always welcome tribute to Aretha Franklin’s inauguration hat.

Perry is one of the most consistent pop stars around when it comes to matching her ear candy with eye-catching visuals, so if this is really how she do, she should do it more often.

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