Pop star Katy Perry opens up about being depressed after the flop of her album, Witness
Witness was the artiste's fifth album, released in 2017.
American singer-songwriter Katy Perry, who is known to speak her mind, recently spoke about battling depression after her album, Witness, flopped last year. In an interview with an international magazine, the pop star said that audience’s reaction to her electropop studio album left her heartbroken and led to affected her mental health. “I have had bouts of situational depression and my heart was broken last year. 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,” said the 33-year-old artiste.
Last winter, the singer attended counselling sessions at the Hoffman Institute in California, which made her feel recharged and re-energised. “Essentially and metaphorically, we are all computers, and sometimes we adopt these viruses via our parents or via the nurture that we are given or not given growing up. These toxic tendencies can start to play out in our behaviour, in our adult patterns, in our relationships,” she added.
However, during this phase, she had a breakthrough where she realised that she didn’t have to be emotionally broken to be a successful singer. “The biggest lie that we have ever been sold is that we, as artistes, have to stay in pain to create,” said Katy, who is best known for her songs - I Kissed A Girl, Teenage Dream and Firework.