YouTube views at time of publishing article: 9,701,920. Music Video was originally published on 20 Nov 2013. The song is currently #16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Video features Katy rising from a snow covered ground. The scene cuts to a ballroom where there are dancers circling around. An owl files away from Katy’s arm and there’s flames coming out of Katy Perry dress. A bed from the room is also set on fire. Next, simulated explosions from flowers, cars and ice are projected. From ice to fire, I think the video signifies a breakthrough.
In an interview with MTV, Katy shares her thoughts on the video:
“This video is different that the other ones, because the other ones have very strong narratives or storylines, and I wanted to go a different route, one that was based on beauty and glamour and gorgeous shots. There’s a little less of a storyline, but there is one part in the music video where I get hit by a car, because it’s a metaphor to talk about when love finds you, it’s kind of being like hit by a car.”Katy Perry