I feel like I'm in some kind of weird ' Truman Show ' where I'm like, 'Why is this single appropriate now and it wouldn't have been appropriate then? According to Rolling Stone , McKee stayed up all night writing the lyrics. When Perry was presented the song, she shouted "We're buying you a car! It was an incredible honor to tie the King of Pop 's Billboard Hot record, but I'm moving forward and had a few things left to get off my chest. So this is the complete special edition of my album for my fans.
Perry repeats the ending chorus as the beat fades. Perry declared it was not about Brand, stating: I wrote it two years ago, which is funny because everybody is like "God, it sounds so current," and some people that I work with were like "You should just say you wrote it a couple of weeks ago.
I would've had to take out one of my other songs that [made the album] a nice, complete package. This is no mere breakup. It's the demolition of a marital covenant. So no matter how bad things were in her relationship, no matter how much better she feels now, no matter how cathartic the pulsing beats courtesy of hitmeisters Max Martin and Dr.
Luke might feel, the ultimate end here is a very sad one indeed. The sentiment, as ever, is punch you in face crystal clear and probably meant something to one of the probably 17 writers who wrote the song. As it stands, it's another de-humanised slab of radio pop from Perry INC. Hot Digital Songs chart, with , copies sold in its first week. It was the twentieth song to debut atop the Billboard Hot U guys are killing it!
Can't wait to shoot this video! Katy Perry, in which Perry discussed her experiences filming the video and the background of the video's plot: Well, I actually had the idea, I wrote the story about what it is actually like to be in the Service, and it does take a lot of physical strength, but now that I've been through it — and even just for the three days I was there, [it's] a lot of mental strength. We used only Marines , no actors or actresses.
We used all of the Marine's equipment and they were so lovely to us, I always have fun even though it's a lot of work. Even though I was sore and exhausted, I was so educated on people in the service, who I've always respected but the stuff they go through, and the kind of loyalty they possess, it's very communal, and community. Not to sound weird, but it seems like the heart of America. Perry confronts him in his office, slams down her heart pendant on the desk and ends their relationship before Jason can get a chance to talk to her as we see Perry storming out the door.
The title track begins as we see Perry driving to a gas station, where she buys a can of tea. After paying for her items, she sees a moto-sticker on a notice board which reads, "All women are created equal, then some become Marines". The increasingly emotional Perry gathers her possessions from her car trunk, enters a nearby restroom, and begins her change of identity.
She cuts her hair short at this point bursting into tears , removes her bracelets, flattens her breasts, and changes into a hoodie and jeans. Perry enlists in the United States Marine Corps , and after a brief scene of recruit training, reports to the School of Infantry for the Marine Corps' rigorous basic combat instruction course. She reminisces over her experiences with her ex-boyfriend, yet remains spiteful towards him.
She then burns a love note from him as opposed to a Dear John letter and vents her frustration through the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. The remainder of the video depicts Perry's training, and shows her dancing beneath a large garrison flag.
Reception[ edit ] The video garnered positive reviews from critics, who praised its self-empowerment theme and its different approach in comparison to Perry's previous music videos. Bruno Nessif of E! Online compared the video to Demi Moore 's role in G.
Jane influence in the video, and called it an "intense ride". Rihanna did military chic in her " Hard " video she even straddled a tank , and just about every one of Perry's pop contemporaries have ventured down the same path. But they were never really in the military; they were just making it more fabulous. Perry takes the opposite tact [ sic ]: She cuts off her hair, she eschews makeup, she fights, crawls, suffers. It's a commendable level of commitment.
Your move, everybody else. I would suggest a boycott of this singer whom I really liked if you are as offended at this glorification of violence as I am. The performance began with " E. It ended partway through the chorus as electronic sound effects and the lights and sound suddenly went out, implying technical difficulties. Perry shattered the cube, fireworks went off around the stage,  and Perry began "Part of Me" as the dancers present during "E. After a short, introductory military-style video, Perry made a simulated airdrop onto a military base peopled by female background dancers, all clad in military clothing.
The complexity and originality of the performance were praised. On June 26, Perry performed "Part of Me" in her set list at the premiere for her July 3D autobiographical documentary - concert film Katy Perry: Perry filmed a second commercial, in which she performed the song onstage as a Sim version of herself. The expansion pack includes Katy Perry-themed items, inspired by the concept and artwork of her album Teenage Dream , that players can use on their own Sims.
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