Katy Perry’s new track “Wide Awake” from her new album Teenage Dream has a slower tempo and a more introspective feel than some of the songs we’ve heard in the past. Perhaps this is apt considering her recent breakup with husband Russell Brand.
While still being optimistic, Perry talks about what she’s learned from her mistakes: “Thunder rumbling/ Castles crumbling/ I am trying to hold on/ God knows that I tried/ Seeing the bright side/ But I’m not blind anymore/ I’m wide awake.”
Although the song was written with Bonnie McKee before her breakup the lyrics are still relevant to her life. The song is about dealing with the emotions that go along with a split and finding a newfound sense of empowerment.
The full album Teenage Dream will be out on March 27 and tonight we’ll see Perry’s music video premiere for “Part of Me.”
Listen to it here:
The Grammys are known for outlandish “I can’t believe you went there fashions” and this year was no disappointment. These head-scratchers are among the best-worst fashions of the night, though their artistic message is up to you.
1) Sasha Gradiva wore a weapon-sleeve with her pink strapless dress. On Twitter, she said the look was meant to remind people to stand up for world peace and use weapons for artistic purposes only — ie her dress.
2) Nicki Minaj was escorted to the Grammys by a Pope impostor and dressed as a Cardinal-esque Little Red Riding Hood. Clearly, the Versace outfit was the only fitting option to prepare us for her later exorcism, which was successfully completed during her performance of “Roman Holiday.” What else would she wear for the occasion? Read more…