Katy Perry definitely has a fan in fellow singer Britney Spears.
For those who are out of the pop music loop, Spears just released her latest album Britney Jean earlier this week. The emotional batch of tunes features a lot of material that deals with the drama she faced since her 2011 effort Femme Fatale. The singer previously said recording the album was nothing short of “therapeutic.”
One person who can certainly relate to the stuff Spears recently encountered is Katy Perry. Her own album features material inspired by her breakup with Russell Brand. Since the two have so much in common — romantically speaking, of course — Spears approached Perry to help out with Britney Jean.
During her recent chat with MTV News, Britney Spears discussed her collaboration with Katy Perry. Judging from her comments, she has nothing but the utmost respect for the pop singer.
“We actually didn’t get in the studio together. My people and her people worked it out, but I’m a huge fan of hers. I think she’s an amazing vocalist and she has a beautiful voice,” Spears said of Perry.
She added, “And I love the song [‘Passenger’]. From the moment I heard the song, I was like, ‘This is really beautiful.’ So I was really proud I was able to do it.”
Katy Perry certainly knows a thing or two about penning tunes about her former flames. The singer tackled a similar subject while writing material for her latest album Prism. The end of Perry and Brand’s relationship found its way into the song “By the Grace of God.”
“We all go through break ups and we all get very depressed and desperate. The lyrics are very exact and autobiographical. That’s how I write. But the one thing about those lyrics is you can hear me finding my strength throughout the song. It starts off really low and then I kind of stand up for myself and say, ‘No!'” she told Entertainment Weekly.
“Sometimes you look in the mirror when you’re crying and if you look in the mirror it will make you cry more because you’re feeling sorry for yourself. And then sometimes you look in the mirror and you cry and I’ve been like: ‘Snap out of it! It’s time to — come on — grow up! No!’ There’s almost like this inner warfare that comes out, this inner battle between the good angel and the bad devil.”
What do you think about Katy Perry and Britney Spears’ collaboration on Britney Jean?