Katy Perry talks about the inspiration behind Firework, her third single off her album Teenage Dream.
In the video where Katy Perry discusses her new single Firework, she calls it her favorite song on the album. Perry says the idea for the song originated from a passage she was particularly inspired by in Jack Kerouac’s On The Road. Her fiance Russell Brand is a Jack Kerouac fan and he told Perry about the passage that she found so inspirational.
“It was a paragraph that he said I was like,” she says. “In the book he was talking about how he wanted to be around people who were buzzing, fizzing and making people go ‘Argh, like fireworks across the sky.’ I guess that’s my whole vibe. I want to make people go ‘Argh’ in so many different ways. I want to be a living firework.
“Sometimes you’re in a situation where it feels like this is the best you can get. I really do believe in true love and you should really find it.”
Check out the video below.