Katy Perry Talks “Chained to The Rhythm” & Bite-Sized Album Rollout
Katy Perry is in full promo mode today (February 21) with the arrival of her dazzling “Chained To The Rhythm” video and first interview of the KP4 era — a sit-down with Capital FM to explain how her latest hit came together. “We’ve written for the Prism record before and we’ve always kind of written,” she says of long-time collaborator Sia. “I was writing with my co-writer, who I always write with, Max Martin, and she had never written with him. It was one of my last writing sessions and I was actually really tired because I’ve written over 40 songs for the record.”
“But this was after the election and I was kind of depressed and, you know, I definitely didn’t want to write a club banger,” Katy continues. “I was like, ‘How are we writing a club banger when the world is on fire?’ And it was a nice exercise of writing a song that at first listen is a really fun song, but I guess the more you dive into it, it has a different subtext.” The paddle-board enthusiast also opened up about her new album, but didn’t give too much away. Like an actual title.
“I’ve got something swirling, but, you know, I think I want to put out some songs first before I give them the full meal,” the 32-year-old says hinting at more pre-album singles. “I think we are digesting things in bite size these days and that’s what we can handle. It’s not shade or anything at all like that… but when someone has a 17 or 19 track album and you’re like, ‘I have to take a trip to Mars to listen to your record in full!’ I mean I love you, you’re my favorite dope artist, but like we want bite size.” Listen to the interview below.