Katy Perry is trying to be 100% truthful when it comes to her new single, “Wide Awake!”
Perry, who tries to be a role model for her young fans, is trying to be honest and positive when it comes to the messages in her songs, and also when taking interviews and discussing songs. That means she’s being pretty clear about her new song and what it’s about: overcoming and moving on from heartache (specifically, we think, from moving on from her breakup with comedian and ex-husband Russell Brand). Perry discusses the song in a Hollywoodlife.com article and video interview.
“I hope they feel encouraged that it doesn’t matter what thing is thrown at you or what kind of obstacle you face,” she says. “You can get through it and land on your feet triumphantly and strong. That’s what I hope people get from this music video … from the song. It’s just you’ve gotta grow up a little bit, I guess. Sometimes you have to deal with some things in order to move on in life. That’s what I’m doing.”
If there are any more questions about whether this coming-of-age song is about Perry’s ex, Russell Brand, take a look at this video!