Katy Perry tells the truth

Promises she is always honest

Wed 21 Mar 2012

Katy Perry always wants her lyrics to be honest, "no matter how much it hurts"

The Firework hitmaker - who split from husband Russell Brand in December - promises fans she will always tell the truth on her records, and finds going into the studio is often "cathartic."

She said: "People see the lyrics are a bit vulnerable sometimes, but I think that is what everybody wants to hear, they want to hear the truth, no matter how much it hurts."

She continued: "Writing songs is cathartic, it's definitely like I'm pushing something out. Whenever I feel I'm getting toward breaking point, rather than going into a bad place I just get my guitar, or get myself into the studio and free verse, freestyle."

Katy added she always carries a recorder wherever she goes in order to capture all the funny and interesting phrases, words or descriptions that come to her in her everyday life. 

Her deluxe Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection album is released next Monday.

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