Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake” video, set to premiere tonight during “MTV First: Katy Perry” at 7:53 p.m. ET, finds Katy revisiting the fractured fairy-tale ending to her Teenage Dream era. The video sneak sees Katy Perry as a little girl in an enchanted forest, where she finds a tome containing chapters of Katy Perry’s life, song by song, video by video. And today, in this exclusive photo from Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake” video, we find Katy, who’s apparently fallen down the rabbit hole and into a labyrinth filled with mirrors. It’s all very “Through The Looking Glass,” and the Lewis Carroll vibe is totally fitting given that Katy Perry’s known for her elaborately designed fantasy worlds and dreamy landscapes where Gummi Bears throw up rude hand gestures, alien life-forms fall in love and Rebecca Black lives next door.
But the “Wide Awake” video will close the book on her Teenage Dream era, a tumultuous yet victorious personal and professional period that saw her earn six No. 1 hits; divorce Russell Brand; reissue Teenage Dream; win the 2011 MTV Video of the Year VMA and five People’s Choice Awards; make her own concert film, “Katy Perry: Part Of Me”; and change styles more times in a year than most people do in a lifetime.
We’ll have to wait until the video premieres to see where this darkened hall leads Katy, but given her track record for pumping out No. 1s, I’ll bet my whipped-cream bra she’ll come out on top.