Katy Perry has opened up about her experience when listening to rock band Queen and how it helped her find a voice and learn how to express herself.
The ‘Firework’ star also spoke elsewhere about how vulnerability and honesty made her different from other stars around her.
Katy Perry is possibly one of the biggest stars in the music industry right now and when she was younger she was born into a Christian family and listened to quite a bit of gospel and religious music.
The beauty spoke with BBC Radio 2 about when she was first introduced to Freddie Mercury and Queen in terms of listening to something different.
She said: “I only listened to gospel and Christian music until about 13. Then I had the revelation of Queen revealed to me. That changed my life forever, and the way that I write lyrics and paint pictures with my lyrics.”
Perry also spoke about the transition from pop singer to an accepted music icon and said: “That [being taken seriously] has taken a little time to come about, which I am totally OK with. I am happy that it is revealing itself that way.”
“I think I have a certain level of vulnerability that I tap into with my lyric writing especially with the deeper cuts, that separates me from my peers. I do something different that they do and they do something that I can’t do.”
Katy Perry also spoke with Marie Curie and admitted that she has an edge over her peers because of her vulnerability and honesty.
She said: “I feel like my secret magic trick that separates me from a lot of my peers is the bravery to be vulnerable and truthful and honest. I think you become more relatable when you’re vulnerable.”
“When you try to market yourself like some supernatural figurine who can’t be f****d with, I always resort back to scripture.”
She also added: “Pride comes before a fall. I’m never going to be lazy, because there are 500 other people waiting in line for this position.”
Last weekend Katy Perry performed at the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball and you can watch her perform ‘Unconditionally’ live from Wembley Arena below.