One of the biggest, musical surprises in the last few weeks for me has been that I actually really like Katy Perry. I know. It's shocking.
Equally as shocking is that her Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection album is good. Like, surprisingly good. As in the only songs I had to skip were “Peacock” and “Dressing Up”, and I gladly listened to both version of “TGIF”, “ET”, and “The One That Got Away”. It's one of the best pop albums I've listened to in a really, really long time.
Katy has released a new lyric video for her next single “Wide Awake”, which has been made to look like Katy’s Facebook page, with lyrics appearing as highlights on her Facebook Timeline inbetween announcements of things like Grammy nominations. The video begins at 2010, and we’re walked through her entire Teenage Dream journey, although a photo of Katy with Mark Zuckerberg crops up as one of her “highlights”, which is a bit suspect.
Also a bit suspect is the lack of "Katy Perry is now SINGLE" update, but regardless the use of her Timeline is quite clever. Props, Katy. Props.
The press release tells us that “Wide Awake” was written for her upcoming film Katy Perry: Part of Me (ie NOT HER DIVORCE, NO NOT AT ALL) which documents her global California Dreams tour and her life at the time both on and off stage. In 3D.
Truth be told, I can't wait to go see it.
Katy Perry will debut her new song, “Wide Awake” in an exclusive performance on the 2012 Billboard Music Awards from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday 20th May.
Katy Perry: Part of Me is out 5 July.