Katy Perry promised us her latest release, Prism, would be deeply personal, and she did not let us down.
We learned earlier this week that the album is largely based on what she went through during her divorce with ex-husband Russell Brand after 14 months of marriage — and that it was one of the toughest times in her life. But it’s not just about the heartache, she shares with Entertainment Weekly, it’s also about when things get better.
“We all go through break ups and we all get very depressed and desperate,” Katy said. “The lyrics are very exact and autobiographical. That’s how I write. But the one thing about those lyrics is you can hear me finding my strength throughout the song. It starts off really low and then I kind of stand up for myself and say, ‘No!”
And while Katy’s ready to admit that there’s truth in every song on the record, she’s staying mum on any other details, like exactly who each song could be about — although we’re pretty sure it’s gotta be either Russell or her current boyfriend, John Mayer.
It’s kind of hard because I am so vulnerable and I am [such an] open book, but I don’t feel like I want to hand over a specific story about each and every song,” Katy said. “I don’t feel like I want every song to come with a little package, a little tabloid-al package because it’s like, ‘Why don’t you let the song be a little unspecific to the listener? Then the listener can use it and relate to it in their own way. So, not every song comes up with an excerpt. They’re biographical but all you’re going to get in the songs is just that.”
Source: Entertainment Weekly