I might not be the first person to point this out, but Katy Perry’s video for “The One That Got Away” is an instant reminder of Patti Smith’s memoir “Just Kids.” Like Patti Smith, Perry’s video shows a young woman falling hopelessly in love with an artist. While the video has always been both sad and beautiful, the director’s cut of the video was released this week. It’s like seven minutes of pure, extended heartbreak.
The director’s cut wasn’t a huge secret — it was shown right before advanced screenings of “My Week With Marilyn.” But now, it’s available for all to see and possibly shed many tears to.
Watch the video here:
I know we all think that fishing is supposed to be a kind of relaxing sport. All you have to do is cast your line, kick back, and drink a couple beers while you wait for something, anything to bite. Just take a second and imagine that your catch of the day just manages to slip out from your reach because a shark got to it. How would you react?
Probably the same way this girl and her friends did. Luckily for all of them, they caught this once-in-a-lifetime moment on camera. They also caught their insane reactions on camera as well. Just a warning, there’s some strong language in the video.
Watch the video below:
What’s better than one Katy Perry song? Well, a whole bunch of them mashed together equals one epic track. “Tommie Sunshine’s Megasix Smash-Up” encapsulates Perry’s cupcake-bra-wearing, blue hair, braceface, extra-terrestrial, GI Jane aura.
The DJ took all her hits from the past 18 months and mixed them together in seven minutes. Included is: “Teenage Dream,” “California Gurls,” “Firework,” “The One That Got Away,” “Last Friday Night (TGIF),” and “E.T.”
The track will be included on Perry’s album Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, which comes out today. [Source]
Katy must be going trough Rihanna’s Idea Book because from what we can see in the trailer for The One That Got Away, it looks a lot like Rihanna’s We Found Love.
The music video appears to tell the story of a troubled relationship with a voiceover that fails at being poetic and instead ends up being corny. Isn’t Katy Perry happily married? Why is she sad, lonely and sulking in expensive dresses in all her music videos (see: Thinking of You).
This is Katy’s sixth single off her album Teenage Dream to get a music video. Her last video, T.G.I.F., was an original, quirky video and it was great to see the singer acting and looking silly while having fun. I have a feeling The One That Got Away is the complete opposite.
Watch the music video trailer below.