Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" Video Closes Out Two-Year 'Teenage Dream' Era
Then came the album's Complete Confection re-release this past March, which spawned another #1 ("Part Of Me"), and her current, and final, single from the whole she-bang, "Wide Awake." It's a sweet number about finding redemption and life anew following a failed relationship, penned by the dream team of Perry, Bonnie McKee, Max Martin, Dr. Luke and Henry Walter, and the video is a fitting farewell to all the teenage dreaminess that has led Katy to this point.
The fairy tale-like clip fittingly begins with Perry on the set of her "California Gurls" video shoot, then proceeds through a Candy Land-esque labyrinth of baddies in masks, closing walls, a false Prince Charming and new chances. In the end, she winds up on stage during her recent tour.
Of course, Katy is a brand at this point, and she can't truly say goodbye without the inevitable concert movie/documentary tie-in (the 3D Part Of Me film hits theaters on July 5).
But somewhere, under all this gloss and floss, there's just a good, simple pop song at the heart of it all — and that's "Wide Awake."
Labels: Katy Perry