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Katy Perry Talks “Roar” and Miley Cyrus with ‘Marie Claire Australia’

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Katy Perry covers the new issue of Marie Claire Australia.

Katy Perry is standing up for her fellow musician, Miley Cyrus. In the new issue of Marie Claire Australia, Perry supports Cyrus’ decision to live her life the way she sees fit.

On “Roar”:
“I think it’s just for anyone who feels a little bit down in the dumps, like they don’t have any strength. Sometimes I write these anthems because I need that boost too. I wrote [it] when I felt like I was going inward with my problems. Sometimes your biggest bully in life can be yourself – can be the person standing in the way of your success, and sometimes you have to give yourself a boost. That was what ‘Roar’ was about. It is me, as I would imagine, an uptight New York girl who crashed in the jungle, and over the course of the music video she finds her strength and makes friends with the animals she was scared of at first.”

On Miley Cyrus:
“You know what – she’s so young and she’s trying to figure it out, too. She’s just finding her bearing right now – and, God you really don’t know how much pressure and insane scrutiny there is in this world until you’re in their shoes. I think that everyone just deserves in [that] type of position because it’s a really hard level to play at.”

On her album, Prism:
“I started PRISM in November 2012 and I was in a darker place in my life. There was a song called ‘By the Grace of God’.. Which paints a picture about how low I was… Feeling like I wasn’t enough, it wasn’t possible for me to be loved. From a lot of search for help… through a lot of changing how I think about myself… On this record, there’s a song called ‘Love Me’ which is a song about loving yourself first in order to be loved properly.”

Katy Perry Unveils ‘PRISM’ Artwork

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Katy Perry revealed her beaming album artwork for her forthcoming album, Prism during her Good Morning America appearance Friday, Sept. 6.

Even though Perry is still wearing make-up, she isn’t as glammed up as fans are accustomed to seeing.

The cover has a fairytale essence, with the “roar” singer sitting in what looks like a field of flowers.

Prism is Perry’s fourth studio album. It will be released on October 22, 2013.

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