Undoubtedly, Katy Perry is recognized as a beloved icon in the LGBTQ+ community. Her debut in the pop music industry with “I Kissed A Girl” in 2008 marked a daring exploration into bisexuality, which initially upset traditional listeners and even some members of the LGBTQ+ community. However, with time, the song has gained popularity and transformed into a genuine queer anthem.
When I was in my third year of high school, a pop-rock hit song about same-Sex attraction was released and it quickly became the talk of the town. The song “I Kissed A Girl” was the first of its kind to be played on the radio and it caused quite a stir. I vividly remember hearing it for the first time while driving with my mom on a sunny day in Houston, Texas. The scandalous chorus shocked my Methodist mother so much that she immediately turned off the radio and warned me not to show it to my little sister. Even though I agreed with her, I couldn’t help but feel captivated by the song’s blasphemy. I secretly listened to it all the time, without yet understanding my own Sexuality. As expected, it became the go-to song at high school parties where my classmates slowly began to explore same-gender attractions.
According to Perry, during the time when “I Kissed A Girl” was released, bisexuality finally got its label. Perry revealed that she was writing about her personal experience and the feeling that came with it. Over the years, countless individuals have shared their stories with Perry about discovering their own sexual desires. Perry has been an active supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, and in turn, she has been embraced as one of their own. Perry noted that she grew up in a sheltered environment where it was not acceptable to be friends with anyone from the LGBTQ+ community. However, this community is now a significant part of her life. They are her people, her show, and her everyday life. Perry acknowledged that she would not have survived without the community, and she is amazed at how much growth has occurred since she began embracing them.
Perry’s music continues to have a noteworthy impact in 2021. Fletcher used a sample from “I Kissed A Girl” in her sensual song “girls girls girls.” Ariana Grande praised “The One That Got Away,” a track from Perry’s highly successful album, Teenage Dream, as one of the best pop songs ever written. Even Olivia Rodrigo expressed her admiration for Perry’s work, musing about her own personal “teenage dream” in the opening track of her Grammy-nominated album, Sour.
Perry finds it amusing and a little surprising that her songs are making a comeback, which makes her feel “old” in a joking way. The idea that her music is considered nostalgic is odd to her, but she recognizes that it’s a positive sign that her message still resonates with people.
Katy Perry is set to perform in a Las Vegas residency show that seems like a celebration of her achievements. The show, called PLAY, will take place at Resorts World and promises to be the strangest and most eccentric performance she has ever created.
The upcoming show by Perry promises to be a delightful experience for both the senses of sight and sound, with rehearsals being filled with an unprecedented amount of laughter. Collaborators, dancers, and the band all agree that this is a unique and eccentric idea worth pursuing. Fans can expect an even more amazing show than before as Perry drew inspiration from her favorite 90s movies such as Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, and Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure during the pandemic lockdown. This resulted in the incorporation of larger-than-life puppets and other elements that add to the charm of the PLAY show.
Perry has landed a new role where she will be playing the part of a doll. The storyline entails her being picked by a young boy who plays rough with her, causing her to end up in disrepair. However, a little girl finds her and takes care of her. Along the storyline, Perry will be seen in different setups, such as being in a 30-foot toilet that is way too big for her, popping out of it, and scenes in a bedroom, bathroom and outdoors, where she goes on a mushroom hunt. Another scene depicts her in a trashcan, surrounded by garbage.
According to Perry, the upcoming setlist for her songs will comprise of the top 20 most popular tracks on streaming services. This means that fans can expect to hear all the hits they came for. Perry also reveals that she plans on playing LGBTQ+ favorites that she hasn’t performed in a while, based on fan comments. Additionally, Perry confirms that she is giving her hit song “Waking Up In Vegas” a facelift and bringing back her PRISM track “Walking on Air.” These songs have been given a new beat and are going to sound even better. During the interview, Perry hinted that she has a new song in the works with DJ Alesso that she believes will be a hit, and it’s sure to make an impact. Perry playfully hints that this new collaboration is going to take some wigs off.