Katy Perry released her 5th studio album, “Witness” in June last year. The pop star has enjoyed some success with the latest record, but it was overshadowed by her previous feud with Taylor Swift and her involvement in the Kesha/Dr Luke legal battle.
Understandably, the 33-year-old singer plans to take a step away from the industry once she completes her “Witness: The Tour”. In speaking with Footwear News, Perry talks about her plans for the future.
“I’ve been on the road for like 10 years, so I’m just going to chill. I’m not going to go straight into making another record. I feel like I’ve done a lot. I feel like I’ve rung the bell of being a pop star very loudly, and I’m very grateful for that,” she told the publication.
When asked about why she felt now was the right time to take a break, Perry answered, “Well, I knew what I wanted to do when I was 9 years old, so everything else became secondary to that. I didn’t really pay attention to anything besides my craft — which is great, and I love it. I love making music, I love writing. But I don’t feel like I’m a part of a game anymore; I just feel like I’m an artist. I don’t feel like I have to prove anything, which is a freeing feeling.”
There are recent rumours that claim 41-year-old Orlando Bloom is planning to pop the question. Is marriage in the plans? “Orlando doesn’t have a ring yet but has been talking about the future. Everyone would be excited if they got engaged. Katy is wonderful! He always said he would absolutely get married again, and it seems Katy could be it. They both seem very happy,” an insider shared.
You can check out the full interview here.