Is Katy Perry particularly fond of doing those lyric videos upon the release of a new single, or is this something that’s becoming popular all around? Likewise, is being kind of passive aggressive through song a new trend, or is that just Katy’s way too?
Really, this is just a shame. Russell Brand has never said a bad word about Katy Perry, publicly, anyway. In fact, he has kind, lovely words to say about her. Katy, meanwhile, has apparently started releasing songs describing her failed marriage. First, she released “Part of Me,” a song with such pointed lyrics as “you can keep the diamond ring, it don’t mean nothing anyway,” and now she has this new single, “Wide Awake,” which really takes things a little too far. I thought “Part of Me” was kind of childish, but whatever, I figured she just needed to get it out of her system, but this new song? “I am born again out of the lion’s den. I don’t have to pretend, and it’s too late, the story’s over now, the end.” Ugh. And she paired the lyrics with Facebook updates from the past couple of years, documenting her success? Cool move, Katy.
Also, to me, Katy Perry’s music is always pretty dumb, but always maddeningly catchy. This isn’t even catchy. If I can’t count on Katy Perry to release songs that make my hate myself for secretly enjoying, then what is the world coming to?