Singer Katy Perry has finally released the music video for “Firework”, the third single out of her new album entitled “Teenage Dream”, which was directed by Dave Meyers and shot in the beautiful city of Budapest, capital of Hungary (watch music video below).
The 26 year-old confessed “Firework” is probably her favorite song and is without a doubt the song she feels more proud of on her new record. Both Katy and Meyers knew they wanted the video for the song to be as real as possible.
“We were both very into the idea of getting away from Hollywood and featuring real people in the video,” Meyers said. “So we featured real people; they weren’t actors. Finding two gay guys in Budapest was a challenge, because it’s not as accepted there as it is in West Hollywood. I found an actual, real couple.
“The girl in the video isn’t actually a sick girl, but we got her to shave her head, and, if you’re an 11-year-old, that’s a massive commitment. The people’s commitment to it was really beautiful,” he continued. “And then in the last scene, that wasn’t 250 extras, that was 250 hardcore Katy Perry fans. Those people were jumping because they were loving life.”
“Katy was brought to tears when she met the extras,” Meyers said. “And, really, that’s her. She looks like a pinup, but she’s got a lot of substance and a lot to say, and hopefully this video represents that.”
The end result is fantastic. The special effects, which included fireworks bursting out Katy’s boobies were a bit too surreal and probably could have been done in some other way. Anyhow, the video is fantastic and has a great message. LOVE Katy!
Katy Perry “Firework” Official Music Video