The “Roar” video — for the lead single from her upcoming Prism — tells the “Lost”-like tale of Perry and her vain boyfriend. Not long after the couple find themselves marooned on a desert island, Perry’s beau meets a ghastly fate at the claws of a tiger.
But rather than succumb to fear, Perry gets all Darwin and adapts, becoming a regular Jane of the Jungle with help from her pal Ripley the monkey. Naturally, she remains perfectly groomed almost the entire time, improvising with fruits and flowers in lieu of her neighborhood Sephora.
KatyCats were certainly struck by Perry’s look in the video. @beccaburkawits quite cannibalistic-ly tweeted, “Katy Perry looks so pretty in the roar video. Like can I have your skin please and thank you,” while @xwellf—you vibed out on Perry’s ensemble, including her taste for spots.
Talks about cats turning in tigers Wears Leopard Print Bra Katy Perry Logic #roar (love you boo)
— (´.◕ω◕`) (@xwellfuckyou) September 5, 2013
Some fans were just too overwhelmed for words. @jourdannh just barely eked out a tweet reading, “I’m actually crying after watching this. @katyperry wow…amazing.”
@RoarOutLoud_ agreed, tweeting, “TEARS OF HAPPINESS OH MY ROAR,” while @PrettiRECKLESS finished watching the video feeling completely fulfilled.
. . . She done it AGAIN . I LOVE KATY PERRY .!! Her new video ROAR was exactly wat I needed to see . 😃
— Virgo ♍ (@PrettiRECKLESSS) September 5, 2013
Some, however, had some suggestions about how to improve upon the Tarzan-inspired video. @MsLanieeee had a hard-core suggestion as a matter of fact.
I think Katy Perry's song "Roar" would be 10000x better if it was screamo!
— Alena Lipaj (@MsLanieeee) September 5, 2013
Make it happen, Katy!
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