Katy Perry is glad her music is valued

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 December 2013

This article is from 2013.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Katy Perry is happy that people are beginning to take her seriously as an artist and thinks it is because she taps into her emotions and "vulnerability" when she's writing songs

Katy Perry is "happy" she is being taken seriously as an artist.

The 'Unconditionally' hitmaker - who was catapulted to the spotlight with her hit single 'I Kissed a Girl' - is glad that people value her music and she thinks it's because she taps into her emotions and "vulnerability" when she writes songs.

Katy told BBC Radio 2: "That [being taken seriously] has taken a little time to come about, which I am totally OK with. I am happy that it is revealing itself that way. I think I have a certain level of vulnerability that I tap into with my lyric writing especially with the deeper cuts, that separates me from my peers. I do something different that they do and they do something that I can't do."

The star only listened to gospel and Christian music while she was growing up but when she was exposed to Queen in her early teens the band inspired her and impacted the way she created lyrics.

Katy explained: "I only listened to gospel and Christian music until about 13. Then I had the revelation of Queen revealed to me. That changed my life forever, and the way that I write lyrics and paint pictures with my lyrics."

Katy Perry

The 'I Kissed a Girl' songstress heads out on her Witness world tour.

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Mon 18 Jun 2018

£57–£132.90 / 0871 945 6000

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Thu 21 Jun 2018

£56.10–£132 / 0844 800 0400

Manchester Arena

Fri 22 Jun 2018

£56.65–£132.55 / 0844 847 8000

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