Katy Perry is renown for rocking a variety of looks, but her most pronounced trademark has been her dark hair.
Indeed, aesthetically when she hit the scene she halted Pop’s long-running obsession with endless assembly line of blonde starlets.
Recent times have seen her pivot from her established look and some have attributed this to her shaky chart trajectory of late. Almost like a modern music take on Samson in the Bible.
But for those hoping for the return of the “Katy Perry” circa ‘I Kissed A Girl’ and ‘Teenage Dream,’ it doesn’t look like it’ll be happening anytime soon.
Find out why below…
Speaking to VH1 India during a promotional trip, the American Idol judge explained:
“I don’t think I will ever go back dark [with my hair]. Because I think it was good for the time. You know, it was great. But I love the blonde because it brightens things. You know, it’s like walking with a constant balance. And I like what it does with my eyes. So I think I’m gonna stay blonde for a while. But maybe transition into more of a honeydew.”
[Watch from 7.41 mark]
Fandom can be fickle, especially for acts like Katy whose catalogue is largely comprised of cuts catered to casual listeners and whose image has been sold as something very specific.
As such, elementary as it may sound, we don’t think it entirely far-fetched to believe that her popularity took a dip when she drove her look in a direction the GP weren’t familiar with.
At the same time, this is yet another case point example of the reality that artists aren’t inanimate objects; but rather human beings who have the propensity to embrace, crave, and race towards change.
So, as Ms. Perry continues to mount her comeback campaign, she’ll have to strike the right balance between appeasing her audience and making sure she doesn’t lose self.
Popping music is a big piece of that puzzle, but as the unfortunate tanking of latest single ‘Harleys In Hawaii’ showed, she’ll have to tinker with more to magnetise the masses again. What should she do? Let us know…