Watch Jenny Owen Youngs Cover Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” in Maine for “Neighborhoods”

The songwriter celebrates a recent move to the East Coast by performing the track in the town of Kittery.

Since we last heard from Jenny Owen Youngs in 2019, the LA-based songwriter has released a series of singles, demos, B-sides, and acoustic takes to follow up her Night Shift EP—and since inviting her to record a “Neighborhoods” session for us last fall she uprooted and relocated to the East Coast. 

For the performance—recorded in her “new neighborhood, in Maine wood beside a salt creek inlet from the Atlantic”—she opted to cover Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream,” rejiggering it as a wistful acoustic recollection from its less convincing, pounding original form. Watch the tranquil, autumn-tinged video below.


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