Katy Perry’s Life Imitates Art—Sort Of

Katy Perry’s Life Imitates Art—Sort Of

Katy Perry’s new engagement and song have something in common.

Katy Perry’s new engagement and song have something in common.

Text: Czar Van Gaal

Katy Perry has made her engagement to Orlando Bloom Instagram-official, flaunting her floral-shaped ring with the apropos caption "full bloom" earlier this week. The raspberry-hued symbol of everlasting love is fitting given her most recent single—the new-age romantic bop "365," a collaboration with producer Zedd. With the common theme of commitment, both the song and Perry's impending nuptials offer renewed hope in the power of love—particularly well-timed given the less inspiring romantic plots currently dominating the pop-cultural landscape.

The video for "365" shows Katy Perry as a futuristic lover assigned to Zedd's scruffy, Legolas-like bachelor. Borne of Perry's "Witness" tour, on which Zedd was an opening act, the concept unfolds into EDM-laced dystopia, with Zedd and his AI-enhanced beau eventually hitting a rough patch. Paging Oscar Isaac!

But if Perry and Bloom's down-to-earth comments about each other are any indication, there's little chance of life imitating art in the case of the "365" video. Just before the he reportedly popped the question, Bloom posted a quote to Instagram, stating, "Love is not two people gazing at each other, but two people looking ahead together in the same direction." A week or so prior, Perry revealed her own pragmatic approach to romance, telling Paper that she's grown "logistical and less fantastical about things. I mean, I was married when I was 25. I'm 34. It was almost 10 years ago. I was like, 'One person for the rest of my life,' and I'm not so sure that that idea is for me." While we can't confirm whether Zedd will perform at the wedding, it's safe to say Perry and Bloom's mutual obsession is a strictly healthy one.

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