FIRST LOOK: Katy Perry punches Russell Brand lookalike in ‘Wide Awake’ (VIDEO)June 23rd, 2012 | Posted by in Featured Music | First Listen | Music
The big takeaway from Katy Perry’s staggering seventh single from her 2010 album “Teenage Dream” seems to be that Russell Brand, her soon-to-be-ex-hubby, is: a) a total bastard and she’d like to punch him in the face; b) you can survive any strife in life; and c) her boobs save the day, again… sorta.
In her new ‘Wide Awake’ video, Katy has seemingly cast herself as a protofeminist figure striding through a fantasy world of ghouls, paparazzi and a Prince Charming who looks like Brand.
We gather from the lyrics that he has dumped her from ‘cloud 9’—which I’m supposing is a metaphor for her whirlwind romance with Brand and not the nail salon in North Hollywood—and that she has learned from this experience and vows to never lose her true self in love again.
So to underscore this revelation she punches the Prince Charming lookylikey of Brand in the face—I think most guys would be okay with that—in front of a tween version of herself.
This track hits (no pun intended) all the right notes for the female empowerment audience so expect an Adele-like entire album of broken hearted love songs tinged with fierce independent motifs from Perry.
Oh, and as for Katy’s boobs saving the day…well watch the video and tell us what’s going on there because blasts of energy emanating from a girl’s ample chest is just plain terrifying to me.