She’s one of the biggest names in music and has multiple number one hits. Here she gives the scoop on her newest single, ‘Wide Awake’!
It is the final release off her album ‘Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection,’ and is a ballad about overcoming a broken heart — but Katy explains that there’s a bit more to the track than that.
“I love this song so much,” Perry gushes. “It was a song that I hadn’t written for ‘Teenage Dream.’ I was doing this movie and they asked me if I wanted to write an end title song for the movie (‘Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D’ due out in theatres July 5),” she said.
Katy goes on to explain the message she wanted to get across in the song,
“I didn’t want to wait till I did a whole new record. And it kind of is like the perfect last word of me at this moment.” She continues, “I just wanted to tell a story about myself going through this journey, maybe sometimes trying to get out of the maze,” Perry told MTV News. “There’s good parts; there’s bad parts. Of course, there has been a lot of things that went on last year that I had to get through and overcome. I think what probably kept me going is just the purity of my belief in music.”