Katy Perry just released the music video for her new introspective song “Wide Awake” - And this is no “I Kissed A Girl.”
The video begins with Katy having just finished filming her video for “California Girls.” She goes into her dressing room and is transported to a dark labyrinth. Dressed in a black cloak, she looks like a purple haired Snow White.
She then eats a strawberry and her heart explodes. Is the strawberry supposed to represent Russell Brand?
She is reunited with a younger version of herself and gets stuck in a hallway of mirrors and now it’s like she’s Alice In Wonderland.
Uhh, then she grows out her hair a ‘la the chick from The Ring and is pushed through a mental institution.
Finally she escapes and the labyrinth has turned into a beautiful Easter wonderland and she meets, gasp, her Prince Charming! He dismounts from his horse like this is some kind of “Old Spice” commercial and approaches Katy, except his fingers are crossed behind his back as if to say “just kidding!” Katy b-tch slaps him! Ahh, some things aren’t what they seem – is what I think this video is trying to convey?
Now that Katy is finally “Wide Awake,” she is transported back to her dressing room before a “Teenage Dream” concert stop. Ahh full circle.
Now, to make sense of this video.
Some are saying it’s a response to her divorce from Russell Brand. Katy told MTV News, “It’s kind of like the labyrinth of my life in the past two years. I just wanted to tell a story about myself kind of going through this journey, maybe sometimes trying to get out of the maze. There’s good parts and bad parts.”
What do you think of this new video? Is it about Russell or something else?