March 1, 2017


Katy Perry Previews More Woke Pop, Breaks Up With Orlando Bloom

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Update (3/2): Katy Perry shared thoughts on her breakup with Orlando Bloom 96 million Twitter followers:

And she cut her hair:

Original story (3/1): Katy Perry and Lord of the Rings/Pirates of the Caribbean star Orlando Bloom have broken up after a little more than one year together. “Before rumors or falsifications get out of hand, we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time,” the pair's reps jointly tell People magazine. Bloom and Perry appeared at Sunday's Vanity Fair Oscars party together.

Now! Onward! So: Katy's February comeback single "Chained to the Rhythm," featuring Bob Marley's grandson Skip Marley, was much-examined through the lens of political consciousness. And it's not gonna stop, with an a cappella Snapchat preview of new music ringing out, "I won't, no / I won't apologize / I will not, will not subscribe / Don't ask me, ask me to normalize."

It doesn't just sound like Perry's shouting through a protest megaphone; "normalization" of Donald Trump's presidency has been vehementlyconsistently opposed.

Listen to Katy Perry's latest new music preview below; hat-tip to Idolator:

"Chained to the Rhythm" features lines about “living our lives through a lens," being "so comfortable, we live in a bubble" and “stumbling around like a wasted zombie.” Skip Marley's verse declares, “And we’re about to riot / they woke up, they woke up the lions."

At the GRAMMYs, the Hillary Clinton supporter performed with an armband reading "PERSIST" and shouted "No hate!" at the conclusion. In January, she wrote this:

There's no info about KP4's release date or contents, but expect more wokeosity.

Watch an old-school Katy Perry interview with Fuse: