November 20, 2013 07:22:55 GMT
The Aya Tanimura-directed music video is filled with beautiful yet sometime bizarre and tragic scenes to represent the unconditional love the 'Roar' hitmaker is singing about.
Katy Perry has premiered a music video in support of her latest single "Unconditionally". The West Coast pop star sings her heart out in various dreamy settings such as a wintery land under the snow fall and a fancy ballroom in the middle of finely-dressed dancers.
Directed by Aya Tanimura, the video was partly inspired by 1988's film "Dangerous Liaisons". At one point, Perry is hit by a car only for the vehicle to get shattered when it touches her body. She is on fire in another scene, and has an owl perched on her hand in the other.
The song is featured in Perry's fourth studio album "Prism". The chart-topping singer/songwriter tweeted on the day the video arrived, "Yes, unconditional love sometimes feels like being hit by a car... Or being on fire... How does it feel to you?"
She previously said to Entertainment Weekly of inspiration behind the song, "I went to Madagascar and did a UNICEF trip that changed my life and gave me this song. It's just a simple message about loving someone and accepting them and kind of driving at you don't have to be so self-conscious, you don't have to fear, because essentially, everybody has their stuff. Nobody comes stuff-free."
Katy Perry's "Unconditionally" music video