While Olivia Rodrigo is only in the first year of her successful career, Katy Perry already has many years of history to tell. This difference was cited by the singer of “Smile” in a recent interview with the Out website.
Katy Perry was a reference for Olivia Rodrigo.
In the song “Brutal”, part of the album “SOUR”, she sings: “Where’s my fuckin’ teenage dream?“… It is a clear reference to “Teenage Dream”, Katy’s iconic album released in the year 2010.
Katy Perry was quite honest in answering how she felt about that: “Old” she laughs, “Honestly, I felt old”.
“Are things nostalgic? He knows?“, she joked.
“It feels like yesterday, especially when people are like, ‘Oh my God, I used to listen to you when I was a kid and they look like adults’”, she blurted out.
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In the end, she ended up seeing the positive side! It’s like your music has gained a second life.
“That means the song is still resonating. That means the message still rings true for people.
It’s fun! It’s wonderful to have that brand”, said Katy Perry.