Katy Perry just released her newest music video, “Firework,” less than an hour ago. It was one of my favorite songs from her new album besides “Teenage Dream” and “TGIF.”
It’s definitely a little bit different that what I had imagined, especially with the shooting fireworks out of her chest (then again she seems to like to shoot things out of her chest), but the underlying message is of great relevance in light of the recent suicides of gay teenagers who were bullied. Considering the amount of time it takes to produce a music video, these events probably weren’t the foundations for the video, but they are definitely reflected in it.
“Fireworks” reminds everyone who may not fit in perfectly that it’s okay. You still have something to contribute (in this case it’s figuratively fireworks) and it’s okay to be yourself. There is always hope in every situation.
Katy tweeted this to Perez Hilton. The hashtag is in reference to Dan Savage’s It Gets Better project.
It’s a fine reminder to everyone that no matter what and no matter how badly you just want to end it all, things will get better.
If you have ever hit rock bottom or knows anyone who’s headed there, please don’t hesitate to ask for help. Call Yellow Ribbon for help. I’ve had their card with me ever since I received it in a middle school assembly nearly a decade ago – it is my constant reminder of the value of life and the power of hope.
Here’s the link to the video, currently only available on Vevo.
Oh, and congratulations Katy and have a wonderful honeymoon! (Or, as I learned yesterday, apparently it’s more proper to say Congrats! to Russell Brand and Best wishes! to Katy.)