Sorry but I’m sorry but I’m not buying it. In the world of couples ‘Lost In Showbiz’, Katy Perry and Russell Brand had to be top of the list.
Two cartoon characters who found each others in the reflected mirror of each others arms. Every detail of their lives was splashed over the papers. Then they broke up. But with enough “ he said, she said” banter from their respective people to make you throw up. This wasn’t about the end of two peoples marriage it felt like the dissolution of two super massive conglomerates, stuck together by share holders billions.
Post the split what’s the woman who has spent much of career fannying about with cupcakes and sweets got to say about her divorce?
Well firstly she signed her divorce with a smiley face (gag), then we got some commentary from her people about how “she’s a very accomplished guitar player,” making the link between her broken heart and the fact she going to write some songs about it. Because she writes her own songs you know. On her guitar. Which she can play in a very accomplished way, thankyouverymuch (double gag).
And now we have the sub-Guetta nonsense of ‘Part Of Me’ which seems her bookend her desperate ‘Teenage Dream’ re-release/repackage campaign. “This is the part of me, that you’re never going to take away from me,” she sings in that strange angry robot voice of hers. The sentiment, as ever, is punch you in face crystal clear and probably meant something to one of the (probably) 17 writers who wrote the song. As it stands, it’s another de-humanised slab of radio pop from Perry INC.