The two reach a mirror in which the younger Perry does not have a reflection, and taking pictures one of whom is dressed as are seen behind the mirror. . In the hallway, they are met by two guards who block their way. Expressing solidarity for his campaign, the box next to Obama's name was shaded. In New Zealand, the song debuted at number 32, and peaked at number 1 on July 1, 2012, making it Perry's seventh single from the album Teenage Dream to peak inside the top ten, and her sixth song from the Teenage Dream era to take out the number one spot. Perry and the girl find a heart-shaped exit, and the two girls. Perry gets up from the wheelchair, grabbing the little girl's hand as they run down the hallway to the exit.
Perry punches him in the face, sending him through the fence. He praised the song's composition, provided by Dr. Datis and was used as a tie-in promotion for her 2012 3D autobiographical documentary film, , as part of her deal with. The doors open to reveal a garden. The single's music video was directed by Lance Drake, and featured a fairy tale-like story, starring Perry and a child version of her.
Perry returns to her dressing room and opens her fist, revealing a butterfly. The song makes Perry the female artist with the most number ones on New Zealand eight , passing the previous record of with seven number 1 singles. Written in the key of , the song has a of 80. Perry pushes the walls, as a firework shoots from her chest into the dark sky. The music video was met with acclaim from most critics, with a number of them deeming it the best video to date from Perry. In the United Kingdom, the song debuted at number 69 on the , due to strong downloads in April 2012. Archived from on 24 August 2012.
Perry received three nominations for the video at the , winning the prize for Best Art Direction. Perry's vocals on the song span from the low-note of to the high-note of. It was specifically written for Perry's autobiographical film. Select Gold in the Certification field. Recorded at NightBird Recording Studios in , it was engineered by Clint Gibbs, who was assisted by Angelo Caputo, and John Hanes, and was mixed by Serban Ghenea.
On June 13, 2012, the single moved ten positions to nine on the Billboard Hot 100, and has sold 402,000 downloads. The song reached the summit on the week of August 4, 2012. However, the video was unexpectedly uploaded by to the Czech website mixer. The track is a power ballad styled in , and features lyrics about the reality of a break up and moving forward. A door opens to reveal a younger version of Perry, and their hands touch. Hitparáda — Radio Top 100 Oficiální.
The lyric video received positive reviews from critics with many praising Perry's different approach to lyric videos on. A second preview aired on June 13, 2012 during the season finale of the program. In Ireland, the song launched at number 30 and is currently peaking at number 6. The song became the 21st best selling single in New Zealand of 2012. It also peaked within the top 10 in Australia, Hungary, Ireland, and the United Kingdom as well as the top 20 in Brazil, Italy, and Slovakia.
I know exactly who is directing it. The production coordination was helmed by Irene Richter and Katie Mitzell. McKee opined that the song represented Perry's departure from her previous releases. This song in particular is a dose of reality. She co-wrote the song with , , and its producers and. In Canada, the song peaked at number 1, becoming her eighth single to do so. Archived from on 3 October 2012.
A man dressed as appears riding a , and walks to Perry with behind his back. On June 12, 2012, an official trailer directed by Lance Drake, was released on Perry's channel. The little girl furiously goes up to them and stomps her foot, sending the minotaurs flying. Perry sees a strawberry, picks it off and eats it, and the walls close in on her. Select singles in the Format field.
In Australia, the song debuted at number 26 on the , and peaked at number 4, position it stayed in for three weeks. The music video was directed by Tony T. Hitparáda — Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. The song then re-entered at number 74 in May 2012. She then takes off her wig, looks into the mirror, and the setting turns to a dark , with Perry holding a lantern. The little girl is then seen pushing a wheelchair in which Perry sits in a hospital gown, trembling with the poisoned strawberry in one hand.