Katy Perry Says She Had Suicidal Thoughts During Divorce with Russell Brand
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 09.29.2013
"By the Grace of God" is about her split with Brand...
Billboard recently interviewed Katy Perry who talked about how her new song "By the Grace of God" speaks about her life when she was splitting from her ex-husband, Russell Brand. According to Perry, she was battling suicidal thoughts during that period.
Brand reportedly delivered the message that he wanted a divorce via a text message. This is referenced in Perry's lyric, "You sent a text/It's like the wind changed your mind." "By the Grace of God" also begins with Perry lying on the floor of a bathroom, fighting suicidal thoughts Perry said on the song and her life during the split: "That song is evident of how tough it really was at a certain point. I asked myself, 'Do I want to endure? Should I continue living?' All the songs are real-life moments. I can only write autobiographically. I put all the evidence in the music. I tell my fans if they want to know the real truth about stuff, just listen to the songs."