Being one of the highest-earning women in music is no easy gig, and the acclaimed music super star Katy Perry continues to evolve in her awesomeness by sharing with the world how her dedication to music and her fans has spurred her onward on her path of personal growth and self discovery. Katy Perry has candidly shared with the world how she suffered situational depression following the criticism received from the release of her album Witness in 2017.
Katy Perry who is the most followed person on Twitter, is a great role model for anyone feeling that their status in life somehow makes it less than attractive to constructively deal with the real life issues that everyone faces. Her openness and vulnerability is courageously touching and an inspiration to her fans, many of whom are at an impressionable age where great role models are the most valuable resource.
On 13 February 2017, on the red carpet at the Grammys with E!’s Ryan Seacrest and just a few days after the release of her new track ‘Chained to the Rhythm’, Katy reveals “I’m so proud of it, I think it’s definitely a new era for me… I call it an era of purposeful pop”. She goes on to say “all of my songs have always had layers to them… never one dimensional… I used to be kind of the Queen of Innuendo… I woke up a little bit more, educated myself a little bit more… and maybe I’m a little bit more the Queen of subtext… I think its just like a song that starts conversations and that’s what we need more than ever. There’s so much divisiveness and people on one side or the other and I think we just need to listen to each other so I hope that that song does that”. Katy goes on to say “I feel a little bit more conscious than I ever have and I’ve worked through some of my s**t”. Watch the full E! Katy Perry interview“
It’s obvious Katy has long been evolving as a person before she decided to do the Hoffman Process and needed to break out of the “fluffy pop” mold that cemented her as a music icon. When her Witness album release on 9 June 2017 wasn’t well received by the critics and flopped, she explained that this led to her situational depression. “For years, my friends would go and come back completely rejuvenated, and I wanted to go, too… I have had bouts of situational depression and my heart was broken last year because, unknowingly, I put so much validity in the reaction of the public, and the public didn’t react in the way I had expected to … which broke my heart.”
It’s often through the unexpected turns of fate in life that we as humans seek out some help or other. Katy proclaimed “I was ready to let go of anything that was holding me back from being my ultimate self”.
In her recent interview with Vogue Australia after attending the Hoffman Process, Katy Perry discusses her career, meeting the Pope and protecting her relationship with Orlando Bloom. “Her time at Hoffman comes up often in conversation and she never shies away from the discussion of mental health. In fact, she’s given Hoffman gift certificates to friends when she sees them struggling.” Read the full Vogue Australia article on Katy Perry