“Wide Awake” is the second music video and single by American recording artist Katy Perry. It is from Perry’s re-release of her third studio album, Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection.
An accompanying music video, directed by Tony T. Datis, was premiered on June 18, 2012. A trailer, directed by Lance Drake, was released on June 12, 2012. It features a fairy tale-plot, where a young girl looks through a story book that features the previous Teenage Dream era singles, each one as a chapter in the book, along with teasers about the fairy tale elements of the official video, which serves as the eighth and final chapter of the book.
The music video premiered on Katy Perry’s official YouTube VEVO channel in mid-late June 2012.
Perry performed “Wide Awake” at the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards and at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, where it featured Perry floating over the stage with a white ribbon. The song was specifically written for Perry’s film Katy Perry: Part of Me, which plays during the end credits and from That’s Our Joe from the episode “Love Affair”.