In her new music video "Wide Awake" Katy Perry combines fantasy with real life. The lyrics describe a scenario when the girl has been freed from blind love.
The lyric's main conceit is to show that Katy is now out of the lion's den. Her toughness and determination are on full display.
The visual of the song is quite impressive. The labyrinth of mirrors in the video is impressive.
The video features an allusion to Monarch programming through imagery. For example, the "Wide Awake" sign is a reference to the Monarch program. This program is designed to control the inner worlds of its slaves.
It also features a "sexy Pop Star" persona for Perry. At first, she is in a hospital. However, her dressing room turns into a fantasy world.
She is surrounded by flowers and a butterfly. She wears a purple dress. And she is lucky enough to have the butterfly in her hair.
She even breaks a mirror. But is it a good enough "wow factor"?
The trick is finding out what the true meaning of the 'Wide Awake' is. There's more to it than just a pretty li'l girl in a dress.
While this video may seem like it is just a flash in the pan, it's not. It's a part of Katy's newest album, Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, which was released on May 22, 2012.
Although it's only a four-minute video, it has a deeper meaning. Not only does it feature the monstrous sexy pop star, it's autobiographical.