Katy Perry talks to Toronto Star’s Richard Ouzounian about her latest album, Prism, and the life journey and healing it represents.
I think I’m a work in progress, really,” is how she reconciles the various sides of her nature. “I always have to be aware that the work is unfinished. In the last little while, I had to do a lot of looking inward and repatching things than needed to be patched, doing some healing and boosting my confidence, which had taken quite a blow to it.
If you don’t know who you are when you’re under this spotlight, it can get really crazy on your psyche. If you’re always looking outwardly for self-validation and you don’t have your own validation, it’s very fragile.
If you put your love, your self-worth into someone else’s hands, they can take it away at any time. I’ve experienced that and it’s not very fun.
I had a spell of sorts and it was very difficult and sad. A lot of people struggle with negative thoughts, but you shouldn’t be ashamed of that. You should share how you feel with people, so you don’t feel so alone in your problems.
I’m singing about top-level love here, nirvana love, the love we all seek to have, the love we all want. Maybe it’s for your partner, sure, but it could be for a best friend or a brother or sister, or about the birth of your child. The one thing that’s important is that it talks about love without fear, about love that’s made from total acceptance.
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