WATCH IT: Katy Perry "Wide Awake" (Tony T. Datis, dir.)

This new Katy Perry video not only looks back at her Teenage Dream album cycle —  starting from from the day-glo candy confections of "California Gurls" and then touching on both the bombastic "Firework" and her blockbuster world tour/3D documentary — but goes so far as to have her connecting with her younger self, to help her avoid the gothic labyrinth in which she spends much of her time. There's lots of impressive effects that involve Perry and Miss Jr. shattering through their surroundings, but the real turning point in this fantasy, yet clearly autobiographical foray is when she decides to punch out her Prince Charming. --> watch "Wide Awake"

DNA Katy Perry "Wide Awake" (Capitol)
Tony T. Datis, director | Dawn Rose, producer | DNA, production co | Stephane Valle, DP | Benjamin Bamps, production designer | Ingenuity Engine, vfx | Missy Galanida, David Naylor, exec. producers | Danny Lockwood, commissioner 

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