I’m not going to be candy queen any more, says Katy Perry

London: Katy Perry has revealed that her music is taking a darker turn following her split from Russell Brand. The ‘Teenage Dream’ hitmaker thinks it is time to tackle more serious issues as far as her career goes following her separation from Brand.

The 37-year-old comedian filed for divorce last year after 14 months of marriage to the 27-year-old pop singer.

“I feel I have a lot to say on the next record. I have a lot to flush out of the system,” a website has quoted her as telling a magazine.

“I’m not saying that I’m not going to be the candy queen any more, but I think it’s time for more meat and potatoes.

“With ‘Teenage Dream’, I created this cotton candy cloud with a kind of a wink and a kiss, and it was all cute and fun and playful. Now it’s as if I have had to step off this cloud and face reality,” she said.

Her struggle to keep her marriage alive can be seen in her new concert movie ‘Katy Perry: Part Of Me’, where she flies back to the United States in between shows to be with her now-estranged husband.

“I made that sacrifice because I had made a commitment. Sometimes I had to fly in on the day of the show, completely jet-lagged and feeling like I had been hung by my ankles, and have to go on stage,” she said.


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