The singer, 33 years old, spoke with Derek Blasberg in the August 2018 edition, published this Tuesday, July 17 – about her stay for a week at the Hoffman Institute, a “personal growth retreat” in California.
“For years, my friends went and came back completely rejuvenated, and I wanted to go also. I was ready to let go of anything that makes me unable to be myself,” explained Katy. “I had attacks of depression, situational and my heart was broken last year, because, without knowing it, I gave so much value to the reaction of the public, and the public did not react the way you expected… so it broke my heart.”
Obviously, Katy Perry is talking about the response to her album “Witness” which was a failure.
“My music is my first love and I think that was the universe telling me: ‘Ok, you talk all this language about self-love and authenticity, but you’re going to get another test and take away any type of thing that is not worth keeping. Then we will see how much you really love yourself,” she said. “That shattering, more the fact that I opened up to a higher power and I became connected with the divine, gave me a fullness that I never had. Gave Me a new base. It is not only the material basis, is a basis for the soul.”
The “Swish Swish” Singer says that she recommends this type of retreat because it changed her life:
“I recommend it to anyone, my good friends and other artists looking for a breakthrough. There are a lot of people who are medicate with substances, running away from their realities – denial, abandonment. I did that a long time ago, a long time ago.”
“I was with someone recently who asked me: ‘Well, don’t you think that if you do a lot of therapy that will take away your artistic process?’ – she recalls. “And I said, ‘The biggest lie we have been sold is that as artists we have to be suffering to be creative.”
The singer of “Roar” also spoke of her relationship with Orlando Bloom. The couple said they visited Rome in April, and met with Pope Francis, but the visit was overshadowed by the unjustified attention of their romance.
“I don’t want my relationship to be the holder of the story, because it takes away from the purpose” – she laments. “Also, it is extremely misogynistic. Of course, I love my relationship, but that is a part of me, and I don’t want anything that is reduced.”
Well, Katy looks cute on this cover but, honestly, she should be let her hair grow back, she looks so beautiful with the long hair, in black (blue and purple). She reminds me of that “friend” in the groups who is beautiful and tries to get along well with everyone. LOL! Good Luck!