We know you just couldn’t wait to hear what Katy Perry had to say about her new video for “Wide Awake,” so the clip and an exclusive interview with the pop star are coming your way a little early. Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake” video will get its big TV debut during “MTV First: Katy Perry.”
The video will make its worldwide debut on MTV tonight at 7:53 p.m. ET, with an exclusive 30-minute interview with Katy and MTV’s Sway Calloway to follow on MTV.com. She’ll reveal all about the track, which she wrote for her upcoming 3-D concert film “Katy Perry: Part of Me.”
“I just wanted to tell a story about myself going through this journey, maybe sometimes trying to get out of the maze,” Perry says in the interview about the dreamy video. “There’s good parts; there’s bad parts. Of course, there has been a lot of things that went on last year that I had to get through and overcome. I think what probably kept me going is just the purity of my belief in music.”
While she will have more to say about the song during the full interview, she did share that she had a lot of stuff she wanted to say when she sat down to write it. “I love this song so much,” she said. “It was a song that I hadn’t written for Teenage Dream. I was doing this movie and they asked me if I wanted to write an end-title song for the movie and I was like, ’I know exactly what I want to say.’ I was really kind of dying to write another song at that point. I didn’t want to wait until I did a whole new record, and it’s kind of the perfect last word of me at this moment.”
The new clip — which not only closes the book on her incredible Teenage Dream run, but follows a fairytale story line — will also debut on VH1, Logo and TeenNick, in addition to MTV.com, VH1.com and LOGOtv.com.
Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake” video premieres tonight at 7:53 p.m. ET on MTV!