In “Part of Me”, Katy Perry tries to be a little bit more serious than usual and creates a video that involves joining and training for the Marines.
The video, released today to promote Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, sees Katy chopping off her hair, getting yelled at by a badass female officer, and learning to use guns for combat. All that to run away from a guy who may or may not be cheating on her!
Overall, the concept is odd and doesn’t work to showcase the song, which already happens to be weak to begin with.
Katy Perry usually shines when she’s having fun AND not taking herself too seriously. “Part of Me” misses the mark because it fails on both points.