Katy Perry and Russell Brand have been divorced for about a year now, but reporters are still acting like that shit happened last week and pussyfooting around questions that might mean she has to talk about him. On one hand, way to go for the sensitivity, media? But on the other: what? Why not keep your nose out where it actually matters?
In any case, Katy doesn’t really care all that much about discussing her split from Russ, and took it on the chin when asked at the ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo about her bonus tracks from Teenage Dream – ‘Wide Awake’ and ‘Part of Me’ – which seemingly applied to their marriage (even though any Katy fan knows that they were B-Sides from 2010 when the album originally came out, but whatever).
From The Hollywood Reporter:
“It’s a very tiny elephant. … It’s like a little Tchotchke now.” That would be the elephant in the room: her divorce from Russell Brand. “The Big D — you can say it,” Perry downplayed when asked about the additions to the deluxe edition of Teenage Dream, “Wide Awake” and “Part of Me.” Clearly, she’s over it.
Well, good for her, I guess? On the music front, she’s making a new record and hopefully it’ll be as good as the last.
“What a schizophrenic record this next record’s gonna be…” Among the songwriters that Perry has been working with “a lot” is Sia. “She makes me laugh more than any human,” said Perry. “I can’t do vocals because I fry my voice from laughing.” Perry revealed that one such song is called “Double Rainbow.” When the title elicited laughs from the audience, Perry cracked: “Sounds insincere, but wait for it, OK?”
Double Rainbow? Uh… yes, please!
More pics from the ASCAP event below.