Katy Perry attempted to silence her critics with a recent stripped down performance of her chart-topping tune “Unconditionally.”
While the acoustic version of the popular song was reportedly recorded earlier this month, it definitely arrived at the right moment. Not only did Perry catch tons of flack from critics for her admittedly pitchy performance on The X Factor UK finale, she also experienced some embarrassing technical issues during her recent appearance at the NRJ Awards.
However, it’s clear that Katy Perry definitely has talent to spare. Her rendition of “Unconditionally” on the talk show Alan Carr: Chatty Man is nothing short of impressive. Although the episode aired on December 19, fans who missed the broadcast can check out the performance embedded below.
Katy Perry took a moment to discuss a few very important things with Carr, including her inability to boil water and her overwhelming happiness at spending some time in London during the holidays. The singer also opened up about the maturity found lurking in her new album Prism and how she managed to overcome some of the darkness in her life.
“You know I did a lot of different things. I surrounded myself with my good friends, I did this whole cleanse where I didn’t have any of the alcohol for three months — that was devastating — I did vitamins and supplements, and hikes and meditation and prayer,” she told Carr.
Perry added, “It’s fun to laugh at it now, it wasn’t fun to laugh at it then. You know, I was going through a period where a lot of negative thoughts were entering my mind, obviously they did not succeed, but I had my confidence kind of beaten down.”
As for the material found on her new album:
“It’s a record of me going inside, and a lot of self reflection and figuring out like, where can I make areas of myself better, or what responsibility can I take? Rather than pointing the finger and saying, ‘you’re the problem’ or ‘you’re the reason for all my problems’ or ‘you’re awful; my life is awful’, I go ‘OK how can I fix this?’ So yeah, it was not fun.”
The “Roar” singer is currently preparing to take her latest batch of songs on the proverbial road. The Inquisitr previously reported that Perry will kick off her world tour this May. If she’s not playing in your town, then she’s probably stopping somewhere nearby.
What do you think about Katy Perry’s acoustic version of Unconditionally?