Katy Perry is showing her soft side on the latest selection from her forthcoming Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection album, which drops March 26. The mid-tempo track, "Wide Awake," reflects on coming down from the "high" of love.
Slower-paced than her first Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection single, [article id="1679507"]"Part of Me,"[/article] "Wide Awake" is less about the kiss-off and more about the sadness that settles in after a love affair ends.
Given that Katy recently went through a breakup with her husband, Russell Brand, the lyrics certainly seem relevant to her life. But since "Part of Me" and another Complete Confection track, [article id="1671985"]"Dressin' Up,"[/article] were recorded long before this re-release, it's hard to tell whether the comedian is actually the intended target.
Co-written by Bonnie McKee, the reflective track has Perry singing, "Thunder rumbling/ Castles crumbling/ I'm trying to hold on/ God knows that I tried/ Seeing the bright side/ I'm not blind anymore."
"I'm [article id="1679282"]working with Katy[/article] and it's great," McKee told MTV News. "I'm really excited and I think everyone is going to really relate to and love what she's doing next. It's kind of a departure from what she's been doing in the past. We are a great team when we write together because we don't let each other settle; every single line is a philosophical debate.
"She's going through some major life changes," McKee added. "So it's not all about bubble gum and fun. It's real and it's deep and she has a lot to say. So I think people are anxious to hear it."
Perry is set to open up about The Complete Confection during [article id="1681187"]"MTV First: Katy Perry"[/article] on Wednesday, March 21, at 7:23 p.m. ET on MTV.
The singer will also premiere her highly anticipated video for "Part of Me" Wednesday, followed by a 30-minute interview with MTV News' James Montgomery on MTV.com.