Hot tamale Katy Perry has made another career first by landing her first cover for globally- recognised fashion magazine ‘Vogue.’ The fun singer was interviewed in several locations for the feature, (the pictures that accompany the interview show a very stripped down version of her usual self), including the San Ysidro Ranch, Lotusland and La Super-Rica, where she spoke in depth about her fixation with saving ‘broken birds’, and how she views herself as an emotional widow:
She spoke a little about a her music writing on the go, confirming that she carried around a little dictaphone for any random moments of inspiration. She played a ‘little experiment’, and said: “This is like its rawest form, and I titled it ‘Bad Photographs’ because the idea is that when people are in a relationship they only take photographs when they are happy, and sometimes when it ends you realize maybe it would be important to take photographs when it’s not happy. So I have this idea-Looking back we should have taken photographs . . . of all the unhappiness . . . coz now my mind’s playing tricks on me. . . . I forget we are not meant to be. . . .” You know what I am saying? So I put it in this song last night. That’s how I write a song.”
On her ex husband Russell Brand, she dished: “He’s a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him. Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011. He’s hysterical in some ways. Until he started making jokes about me and he didn’t know I was in the audience, because I had come to surprise him at one of his shows. So. Hysterical to a point. I mean, I have to claim my own responsibility in things. I do admit that I was on the road a lot. Although I invited him time and time again, and I tried to come home as much as I possibly could. You saw that in the movie. That wasn’t edited to leave footage out—there wasn’t any footage of him. At first when I met him he wanted an equal, and I think a lot of times strong men do want an equal, but then they get that equal and they’re like, I can’t handle the equalness. He didn’t like the atmosphere of me being the boss on tour. So that was really hurtful, and it was very controlling, which was upsetting. I felt a lot of responsibility for it ending, but then I found out the real truth, which I can’t necessarily disclose because I keep it locked in my safe for a rainy day. I let go and I was like: This isn’t because of me; this is beyond me. So I have moved on from that.”
On her most recent love John Mayer
, who she played the journalist in her car a song based upon him, she sighed: “No, I was madly in love with him. I still am madly in love with him.. All I can say about that relationship is that he’s got a beautiful mind. Beautiful mind, tortured soul. I do have to figure out why I am attracted to these broken birds. I hope I don’t have to live as a widow. An emotional widow. No, I don’t believe that. But I think that I can just right now focus on me and strengthening myself and my emotional support system. I’m not in a relationship, I’m just on my own—I am myself in my own bed. I have to be happy being alone, and I am happy. I believe that I will be loved again, in the right way. I know I’m worth it.” You most certainly are honey…
Gwen Stefani has been interviewed by Jonathan Van Meter for the January 2013 edition of ‘Vogue‘ magazine about never having to grow up, and the responsibilities that motherhood entails.
“I’ve never had to grow up in a way. When you think about it, we were in college together, and then we made our first record, and then we just took off and stayed in this bubble. Time kind of stops when you’re in a band. It’s this suspended childhood, and it’s really awesome, that part of it. But then when you have a family of your own, it forces you to go into the adult world a little bit more.”
“I did my first solo record and went on tour while I was pregnant. I would want to throw up during certain songs. Certain outfits would make me sick. It was torture. I toured until I was 4.5 months pregnant, showing. I came home and had Kingston, and when he was 8 months old, I went back on the road. I nursed him for 14 months, so I would literally do my hair and makeup, go back to the bus, nurse him, put him down, and walk out onstage. And I did that for 100 shows. I did the solo thing, but I felt like I was trying to play a character in a way, this ‘Alice in Wonderland‘ pretend version of myself. But this, being in ‘No Doubt‘, is really who I am.”
We’re only a few weeks into 2012, and Lana Del Rey is already one of the most talked about musicians of the year. Despite having only released 2 singles to date, (‘Video Games‘ and ‘Born To Die‘), she has captured the attention of the fashion and music industries alike, and been praised for her 60‘s style attire.
Her quirky style has landed her her first ever ‘Vogue‘ cover. In the interview that accompanies the spread, the 25-year-old admitted that her album was made as a farewell to her former wild child days: “The album is a tribute to living life on the wild side. I’m sort of kidding because I’m not that wild any more… I used to drink a lot. Too much. I haven’t had a drink for 7 years now. Homeless outreach, drug and alcohol rehabilitation – that’s been my life for the past 5 years. My friends are a core group I met through work, and they never really knew I was a singer, because nothing was ever happening. I consider myself coming out of retirement as a singer at this point.”
Her album, which was released last week, reached No. 1 in 13 countries, but has been slated by critics for being dreary. Just last week she provided the musical entertainment on US show ‘Saturday Night Live‘, which is a huge achievement for someone so early into their career, but her rigid and emotionless performance did not move the audience.
She told ‘Vogue‘: “I don’t think I’ll write another record. What would I say? I feel like everything I wanted to say, I’ve said already.’
The March issue of ‘Vogue‘ is on-sale from tomorrow (6th February).