Katy Perry is strutting on to the release of new album ‘Smile’ and this time around she isn’t letting the naysayers steal her happy.
It’s no secret that the Pop star’s last effort, 2017’s ‘Witness,’ underperformed. And it’s been a rocky road back to chart redemption ever since.
While pounding the promotional pavement for her latest LP (due August 28), the pregnant star has made it clear that her priorities have shifted away from the hamster wheel of staying commercially “hot.”
In a new interview with the LA Times, she not only expands on this, she doubles down on it in the most direct way yet.
See what we mean below…
Setting the foundation of her stance, Perry explained:
“There’s 30,000 songs that come out a day, pre-pandemic, on Spotify.”
“I’m thankful that I’m out of the loop of how intense it is to be red hot for 10 years. Because I’ve had all the numbers, honey. Still set those records, honey. Talk to me when you’ve done that. Do I need to keep ringing that bell, or can I start ringing others?” [Source]
It’s a very easy drag and her words comes at a very convenient time (see: chart performance), but she does make a point.
We’re inclined to believe that being on the brink of motherhood and having all this time to digest her impact and present predicament has Ms. Perry at a genuine place of zen.
She’s actually been very upfront about the pressures of the rat race (which most artists never would) and it seems like it’s freeing for her.
Reports suggest she may Vegas bound too, so she seems to be welcoming catalogue phase of her career. One which’ll see her primarily rest on her classics, while feeding the fans that still are hungry for fresh material.