01/18/2012 08:16 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Katy Perry 'The One That Got Away' Acoustic Version Released (LISTEN)

It seemed ironic when Katy Perry announced her divorce from Russell Brand so soon after releasing her new single, "The One That Got Away." Now, her re-release of the song seems anything but accidental.

Perry has released an acoustic version of the single, which drips with emotion that seems clearly more than just theatrics. Anguished, unfiltered and at times gasping, her vocals are set against the soft strumming of acoustic guitar and light percussion that keeps time but takes a back seat to what is perhaps her most raw track yet.

Meanwhile, Brand is pressing along with his new TV talk show, telling an audience of critics over the weekend that he was doing quite well these days.

"Are you asking because of recent events?," he asked a questioner inquiring about his emotional health. "You are making the mistake of seeing time as linear. The brilliant American author Kurt Vonnegut, he'll tell you that if you imagine reality as experienced simultaneously, events become redundant."