[…] When I’m writing these anthemic songs, usually I’m in a really low place, and it’s almost like this little angel on my shoulder trying to push me forward and encourage me and be like, ‘You can do it. Find your voice, find your strength,’ blah, blah, blah. There’s a self-motivational person inside of me that crawls out via song, but usually I’m just writing those songs because I, too, need that inspiration and encouragement.
Katy Perry for Rolling Stone (August/2014)

I love this so much