Katy Perry has had some shitty exes, so it stands to reason that she’d write songs about them and put them on her albums. However, while her songwriting is confessional in certain ways, she’s insisted that she didn’t want to get too sinister and call these assholes out too badly on Prism.
From MTV News:
“Well I never try to make people out to be villains, too much. There’s a lot of empathy in my writing, even if there is pain and sadness.
“I think that I’m not always trying to point the finger. I think on this record, the whole Prism record, it’s very self-reflective and you hear that I’ve kind of gone inside more so and looked at where I can make myself better, did a patchwork thing, rather than like ‘Screw you. You’re crazy. Fuck you.’”
That’s no more obvious than on the song, “It Takes Two,” on which she apologizes to a former lover.
“There’s one song on the record called ‘It Takes Two,’ which is about specifically that. Because it’s really easy when relationships end to be like ‘That guy was a f—ing douchebag.’ But really if you laid it down, and you saw the whole span of the relationship, you saw that you were in love, you saw the intimate moments, you saw the pain, you saw all the emotions and you have to kind of say ‘Well, what responsibility can I take for myself in all of this’.”
Well, that’s big of her. And, you know, something a mature adult SHOULD do. She would just sorta look like a bitter bitch if she complained the whole record (though after what Russell did, I’d say she has every reason to be). WHATEVER. Bottom line is that Prism is a really, really good pop record.
November 20, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
LOL, as if you were going to get through your day without seeing this video posted! Katy Perry‘s finally released the full version of her ‘Unconditionally’ clip and I think it’s… cute! It’s nothing spectacular or amazing, but it’s nice and seasonal (snow!) and I’m a fan of Katy, I like it. Plus, she gets bonus points for not writhing around like she’s having a seizure or just standing in an empty room (love you, RiRi). Give me some ACTION, people! I love the lush holiday colours, the princess-y feel, Katy’s extensions… not so fond of that centre part, but that’s neither here nor there, I suppose.
November 20, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Well, no, he actually pulled the lizard out from under the table, hence the reason he sat down in a chair and set the bag on the table so that you couldn’t see him pick the lizard up… but whatever! David Blaine is super magical! He can make lizards appear and eat drinking glasses! I don’t know that Katy was actually convinced, but she couldn’t really tell him to fuck off and get out when it was being filmed as part of Blaine’s new TV special, now could he?
Apparently he filmed “encounters” with various celebrities for this special, including Kanye West, Ricky Gervais, Olivia Wilde, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, and President George W Bush for David Blaine: Real or Magic, which is on ABC tonight. LOL, I wanna watch just for Kanye – I can see him going absolutely mental on Blaine. Also, George W Bush will probably be mesmerized.
David Blaine is pretty much THE WORST “magician” and is corny as shit, but I might actually watch this for the LOLZ.
November 19, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
If you loved Katy Perry‘s video for ‘Roar’, then you’re going to love the 20-minute behind-the-scenes clip she just released about what went into making it! To be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever watched the full video (y’all know music videos ain’t my thing) so I don’t really have any interest in this, despite my love for Katy.
The video was filmed at the Arboretum in Los Angeles and features a monkey named Ripley. Fun!
“We like to make big visuals and basically re-remind people that we like to paint with broad strokes… we like to have fun. There’s a wonderful message in this song about… standing up for yourself. Sometimes if you have a serious video and a serious song it can be a little tough. We [wanted] to have a lighthearted visual to go with the song.”
Kewl, Katy. We’re with it. Watch the ‘making of’ video below:
November 15, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Katy Perry is beloved around the world, but Australia sees her as a biohazard. I love this story, it sounds so much worse than it is.
Basically, her CD comes with seeds to plant, and that’s not ecologically sound, or something. Here’s some details from Australia’s Tonedeaf:
The Department of Agriculture have raised the alarm over concerns with international copies of the record, with deluxe editions of Prism coming bundled with small packets of seeds that have been identified as a risk to the country by bio-security offices. …
“The Australian Government has a strong system in place to detect and respond to material of biosecurity concern. This includes the inspection of mail, cargo and baggage,” a department spokeswoman tells News Ltd, which includes the Perrry’s gesture to fans to plant seeds that come packaged with her new LP.
“Seeds or plant material of international origin may be a weed not present in Australia or the host of a plant pathogen of biosecurity concern,” adds the spokeswoman, with the country’s strict customs laws keeping a close watch on copies of the album being shipped in from overseas.
Aww, boo, Australia! But it makes sense. At this this is one thing Gaga’s doing better than Perry. (OH, BOOM!)
November 5, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Some people have suggested that Lady GaGa and Katy Perry must be in some kind of rivalry because their singles were vying for the top spot in the charts at the same time and I guess because they’re both female pop stars. And while Katy has undeniably done way, WAY better than GaGa this time around, Katy wants to clear the air and let you all know that there’s no bad blood between them and there’s room enough for everyone in this here business of show.
From Entertainment Weekly:
“Gaga and I like to publicly dismiss it because it’s not healthy. You want to feel music. You want it to resonate and relate to you. You can’t look at it like a competition because you ruin the reason why you love music. But I think that sometimes our fan groups are so big and strong, they use it as ammunition.”
Well, no, what you mean to say is that Lady GaGa’s fans are absolutely fucking horrendous and probably the worst fans out there. You so much as note that Mother Monster had a bad day and they’re quick to tell you to get AIDS and die. Really lovely group of people, they are. KatyCats are bitches quite often, but they’re not going to wish death and destruction upon you.
Anyway, Katy, we’re not stupid – it’s not a competition if you’re clearly winning. Get it, girl.