In case you haven’t heard by now, Katy Perry will perform at the Super Bowl in Arizona. You have probably heard any number of her songs playing on the radio over the last few years. I thought it would be good to list some of her videos so you can get acquainted with some of the songs she may be performing.
One of the things I really like about Perry is her videos. From the stunning sets and wardrobes to the quirky use of humor. I don’t know how much input she has on them, but they all seem pretty consistent and well done.
Firework- (video above) was one of the songs that made me take a step back and reevaluate Katy Perry as an artist. There seemed to be a maturity and a depth that I might have missed in some of her earlier songs. Very inspirational.
Wide awake– A song about perseverance and self awareness. Just because a relationship fails that doesn’t mean you do. At least that’s what I took out of it.
Roar– I’m actually surprised this song hasn’t been used by one of the major networks to promote a sport yet. It’s catchy, it has overtones of conquering your enemies. Maybe it’s too “poppy” and not edgy enough? I dunno. I like it!
Dark horse– Wish they got a better rapper for this one. One not to use “steroids” an adjective/analogy. Outside of that, pretty good song and excellent video.
Last Friday Night– Lighthearted, quirky song about being young and silly with friends on a–you guess it, Friday night!
I kissed a girl– This one might not be a part of the half time lineup, but it was Perry’s break-through song. The quality of the video was very basic and not the epic/fun quality we would come to love.
Part of me– At a blush, a simple “break up” song about staying true to yourself and protecting the core of who you are. Her character in the video joins the Marines and becomes mentally and physically tough. A metaphor for what life does to you perhaps?
California gurls– Another lighthearted pop song for the younger crowd. The video has some cool sets/costumes.
Hot and cold– You can see the evolution taking place with this video. It has a story, costumes, different locations. You also see a sense of humor come out.
The one that got away– A song that takes a look back at your first love and what might have been if it had all worked out. Bittersweet.
So there you go. A nice sample of what you can expect to see about a week from today if you choose to tune in and watch the Super Bowl!