Katy Perry debuted her new single ‘Wide Awake’ last night at the Billboard Music Awards and if you’re at all interested in Katy’s personal life, particularly her short-lived marriage to Russell Brand, it’s definitely worth a watch.
In the video, Katy wears a very trendy eighteenth-century nightgown as she’s lowered from the ceiling in some sort of sheet-swing apparatus. She then leans casually to the side and is pulled halfheartedly in each direction by other hanging sheet-cronies. She continues to be lowered to the ground, where she’s caught by a Russell Brand look-a-like, who also pushes her gently around the stage like the very expensive investment that she is. Let me be clear: we do not want this lady falling out of her sheet-swing, guys. Push her very softly so she can lip sync about her failed relationship in peace.
The song itself is pretty…meh. It’s pretty clearly about her disillusionment after the break-up of her marriage, with lyrics like:
‘I wish I knew then / what I know now / wouldn’t dive in / wouldn’t bow down
Gravity hurts/ you made it so sweet / ’til I woke up / on the concrete.’
Whomp whomp. Sad Katy spinning around on her swing getting motion-sickness while the scenery does surprisingly awesome things behind her. I’m just hoping the recorded version will be better on the full album…which I will secretly and guiltily buy on iTunes after a hard day of work and a glass and a half of wine.