Katy Perry Kills Her Candy-Coated Alter Ego in Latest Teaser Video
Set in a cemetery, this clip shows a group of mourners gathered around a casket draped in one of Perry's signature dresses from the California Dreams Tour. As those peppermint candy breasts spin for the last time, two girls in bright purple wigs weep and wail.
Meanwhile, Perry herself—suddenly looking more Hot Topic than Claire's—smirks from behind a pair of dark glasses and breaks into a sinister Heathers-esque funerary chuckle.
Someone's feeling goth these days.
But it's not like this stylistic about-face came out of nowhere. Last year—following her divorce from Russell Brand—Perry promised her new music was "about to get real f--king dark." And although we haven't heard one note of it yet, it doesn't seem she was exaggerating. We'll find out when "Roar" hits on August 12.