Despite the lyrics, the timing of the release, and pretty much everyone's interpretation, Katy Perry said her latest single "Part of Me" is not about freshly minted ex-husband Russell Brand. But Perry's words aren't just a simple denial: Turns out the song had been written (and leaked) in 2010, just two months into the superstar couple's quickie marriage.
Creepy omen, or simple coincidence?
Perry revealed to MTV News recently that that some of her music machine colleagues urged her to lie and say she wrote "Part of Me" just a few weeks ago to fit her current relationship debacle—but she refused. "I'm going to tell the truth," she said. "I wrote it two years ago when I was writing and recording Teenage Dream." The song didn't make it onto the album, but the 27-year-old future divorcee had wanted to release it as a single around this time anyway and hopefully perform it at a big awards show (like the Grammys perhaps?).
Hard as it may be to believe or even remember, Katy Perry's angst-ridden lyrics have nothing to do with Russell Brand:
But the pop singer is fully aware of the irony in releasing "Part of Me" soon after announcing her divorce. She said, "I sit down and I write all these songs at once, all these emotions and feelings and thoughts, and then, like, it just feels like sometimes I'm caught in this movie where my life is paralleling my music! It seems very serendipitous."
With the single hitting #1 on the charts, making it Perry's seventh #1 song, "Part of Me" may prove to be 2012's "Rolling In The Deep". Even with her admission that the song was not initially written about her English comedian ex, there was probably a conscious decision made to dust off the particularly biting breakup track. Perry is certainly one for cheeky jabs like that, reportedly even signing her divorce papers with a smiley face. And who can blame her? Apparently it was Russell Brand who initiated the divorce. In the end, wouldn't we all love to lord it over an ex with a smash hit single?
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