Katy Perry has accomplished a lot in the past decade. She has three platinum bestselling albums, four concert tours, dozens of top ten and number one singles, a popular documentary about the sold-out California Dreams tour, and more.
Now, she is taking a break from music to focus on her mental health, relationship, and shoe collection.
Witness: The Tour concluded in August 2018. Perry revealed she was going to take a hiatus from music ÛÒ at least for now:
IÛªve been on the road for like 10 years, so IÛªm just going to chill. IÛªm not going to go straight into making another record.
Chilling and doing nothing for a while sounds much-deserved after a decade of non-stop recording, singing, and touring.
She spoke about past accomplishments during a cover feature interview with Footwear News:
I feel like IÛªve done a lot. I feel like IÛªve rung the bell of being a pop star very loudly, and IÛªm very grateful for that.
The “Chained to the Rhythm” singer and songwriter said she wanted to become a singer since she was nine and, although she has mastered her craft, she no longer feels the need to prove herself or her worth as an artist.
I love making music, I love writing. But I donÛªt feel like IÛªm a part of a game anymore. I just feel like IÛªm an artist. I donÛªt feel like I have to prove anything, which is a freeing feeling.
She may not be releasing an album right now, or in the foreseeable future, but that doesn’t mean it will never happen.
Still, some fans are devastated that she won’t be releasing a new album soon.
you are really not releasing an album next year? seriously? @katyperry
— ö (@xluciddreaming) October 8, 2018
But others are delighted that she is taking this time to focus on things other than music.
Everyone ÛÒ including famous pop singers ÛÒ needs time to focus on themselves.
Honestly IÛªm kinda happy because she IS HUMAN and if she needs to take a break to stay stable then thatÛªs what it takes. ItÛªs so much better that she stays away and is happy then miserable with an album.
A lot of you need to realise @katyperry is an actual person
— Emma (@KatyCatEmmaAus) October 9, 2018
The 33-year-old has more than 16 million monthly listeners on Spotify, with one of her most popular songs, “Dark Horse,” being streamed more than 549 million times.
Despite taking a break from music, she is still one of the most popular artists around.
Katy Perry still has 16.4M monthly listeners on Spotify, despite not releasing any new singles or albums since June 2017. pic.twitter.com/ekwwkD7eaE
— ôÜ (@chainedperrys) October 9, 2018
Perry is now taking some time to focus more on shoes.
The Katy Perry Footwear Collection, that is. She launched the collection in Spring 2017, and designs each one based on life experiences such as travels, good friends, and things she is passionate about.
Many are colorful and fun, synonymous with the albums, ensembles, and public image Perry has become known for.
She is also focusing on mental health and her relationship with Orlando Bloom:
My boyfriend [Orlando Bloom] is a great anchor. For some reason, I attract people who are really real and call me out on stuff when IÛªm being cuckoo.
So sweet! Here is to a long, well-deserved break from everything, Katy.