WATCH: Katy Perry’s ‘Wide Awake’
By Alex Panisch
The cotton candy-colored singer is at it again, exchanging the whipped cream can bra to go all Freudian and meta -- but don’t worry, sparks still fly out of her boobs. The video for “Wide Awake,” a track off of Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (the rerelease of her super-smash sophomore album) is an Alice in Wonderland-esqu romp complete with some biblical fruit imagery. Perry navigates the maze of fame and stardom accompanied by a more creepy than cute child version of herself. “It’s kind of like the labyrinth of my life in the past two years,” Perry tells MTV. It doesn’t take an English professor to unpack the symbolism: lost in a maze, eating the forbidden fruit, a duplicitous prince charming. “Wide Awake” caps off her Teenage Dream saga, leaving us with a wiser but still hopeful Katy and eagerly awaiting her next album.
Check out the video below