You guys, I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve sat down to watch a perfectly good music video without being able to watch the whole thing through because I was too blown away with information. “My God,” I always say to myself. “This came completely out of nowhere! I had no idea what I was in for! If only someone could come up with a way to get the gist of the video that we could watch before the actual video, then life would be so much better! I would never have a problem wrapping my feeble little mind around a three and a half minute music video ever, ever again!”
It’s happened, friends. Trailers for music videos are becoming an actual thing. We can talk about what that says about our culture in just a moment, but for now, let’s get into this specific trailer, all right?
It’s a brand new Katy Perry song! As you can see it’s for “Part of Me,” that song that she totally didn’t write about Russell Brand: you can tell because lyrics like “so you can keep the diamond ring, it don’t mean nothing anyway” couldn’t possibly have, like, anything at all to do with him. But forget all that, because look, she’s a soldier! How cute! Get it, because it fits with the song because … because she’s like … um, it’s a metaphor for … there’s a lyric about bombs. That’s it.
Are you guys loving what Katy’s doing these days or what?