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!
“Wide Awake” is the final single from Katy Perry’s megahit ‘Teenage Dream’ album. Katy sat down with MTV News to talk about closing the album, and the meaning behind her new video.
Recalling how the midtempo tune materialized after her “Katy Perry: Part of Me 3-D” docu-concert team asked for an ending credit tune, the singer said: “It kind of is like the perfect last word of me at this moment.”
“It’s kind of like the labyrinth of my life in the past two years,” she continued. “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.”
But she’s not alone in the visual, as a younger version of Perry helps the starlet through the mystical maze, evading paparazzi, horned men and a deceitful Prince Charming. “I think what kept me going is the purity in my belief of music and my love for music; that’s the younger version of me,” she said of the mini-Katy symbolism.
As for what Katy’s learned from her trials and hardships, the singer showed off an arm tattoo that reads “Go with the flow” and explained how the message has turned into a life motto.
“That is how I have to live my life sometimes, because there’s always great things that pop up. There’s bad things that get in your way,” she admits. “I mean, it’s an obstacle course. Of course, it’s a fun one. You just have to be prepared and strong and ready for it. In this music video, I came out at the other end learning a lesson and feeling strong enough to get back out on that stage.”
I love the song, and the video’s ok?? I like Katy Perry, honestly I’m looking forward to seeing her documentary!
According to NY Daily News, Katy Perry is considering taking the role of Freddie Mercury’s long-time girlfriend in a new biopic about the late Queen frontman.
The 27-year-old singer would play Mary Austin, who was Mercury’s lover for quite some time in the ’70s. The couple split once Mercury came out as a bisexual, but the two remained close until the singer’s death in 1991 from AIDS related complications.
Sacha Baron Cohen is already attached as the lead and is reportedly hard at work with the original Queen members, guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, to nail down his impersonation.
As for Perry, she’s a self-professed Queen fan and even dressed as Mercury — complete with fake mustache — for her birthday party in 2008.
“Katy would love to be in the film as she is such a huge fan,” a friend of the singer told the Mirror. “She would want to play Mary Austin ideally. Katy has a similar look to Mary and would be a brilliant foil to Sacha.”
The untitled film, which is set to start filming next year, follows the rise of the band from the early ’70s to their Live Aid performance in 1985.
“Frost/Nixon’s” Peter Morgan wrote the script.
“Queen is one of the greatest rock bands of all time, and a music brand all unto itself,” GK Films executive Graham King, the movie’s producer, said in a statement when the project was announced in 2010. “Freddie Mercury was an awe-inspiring performer, so with Sacha in the starring role coupled with Peter’s screenplay and the support of Queen, we have the perfect combination to tell the real story behind their success.”
This movie sounds so interesting! I feel like Sacha Baron Cohen is genius casting. I bet he will do amazing!
On makeup: “I took my makeup off! Oh, everyone is screaming around the world, ‘The horror,’” she said jokingly, adding that she wasn’t scared to show her bare face. “Look, I don’t always want to look bloated with zits, but it’s real, it’s human, right? We’re not always so pretty, and sometimes that can bring people together.”
On playing her music during sex: “I’m not a narcissist,” she shouted. “OK, I’m a narcissist, but that would be over the line. Having sex to your own song, that’s horrible. I’m a good Christian girl.”
Oh really, Perry? She wouldn’t comment on threesomes or about her favorite sexual position, but she did comment about a possible collaboration with her good buddy Rihanna: “No. But we’re going to have sex.”