Katy Perry On The Meaning Of New Single 'Wide Awake': "It's A Dose Of Reality"

19 June 2012, 10:57 | Updated: 19 June 2012, 11:19

The 'Part Of Me' star says her new song is about picking yourself up and moving on with your life.

Katy Perry has described her new single 'Wide Awake' as a "dose of reality" and admits that the song deals with much more negative emotions than many of her previous single releases.

The 'Firework' singer says the track is "kind of like coming down from a high', and says it is the perfect song to represent moving forward in your life.

"I have a lot of different emotions and feelings in all of my songs," Katy revealed to MTV News. "This song in particular is a dose of reality.

"It's kind of like coming down from a high," she explained. "You've been on cloud nine for so long and it can't always be so sweet and sometimes you need to realise that, and you have to pick yourself up and move forward and face the facts of life, and know that this is just a lesson you learn and you're stronger because of it.

Katy unveiled the highly anticipated music video for 'Wide Awake' earlier today (19th June), which opens on the set of her 'California Gurls' video, before seeing Katy transported to a labyrinth fairy tale setting.

View a still from Katy Perry's 'Wide Awake' music video below:

Katy Perry - Wide Awake

The song was written specifically as part of the soundtrack for Katy's upcoming concert movie Katy Perry: Part Of Me 3D, which officially launches in cinemas on 5th July.

The 'Part Of Me' star picked up two awards at the MuchMusic Awards 2012 over the weekend, as well as giving a memorable live performance of 'Wide Awake' dressed as a butterfly.

Katy Perry has widely claimed that 'Wide Awake' is the final single from her 'Teenage Dream' repackage and has described it as the "last word" from her before she starts working on her next record.