Perry was going through a tough time in 2017 because of her breakup—as well as the less than stellar response to her album Witness—and leaned on Sia for support. “She had a real breakdown,” Sia told LAT. “She’s onstage with 10 candied lollipops and clowns and dancers, selling the dream, the joy, the happiness—and that’s really hard sometimes when you’re not feeling it yourself. “I knew she was driven and ambitious, that was clear from the beginning.
In the meantime, yes, Perry has been listening to some of the other amazing music that's come out this year, including Lady Gaga’s Chromatica, Selena Gomez’s Rare, Halsey’s Manic, and Taylor Swift's Folklore. (She's loving “My Tears Ricochet.
During this same time, Sia was apparently working behind the scenes to reunite Perry and Bloom. "I’d be on the phone with Orlando and have call-waiting with Katy trying to call me,” she said.
"I’d be on the phone with Orlando and have call waiting with Katy trying to call me." ☎️ https://t.co/J2oPKo0Suh— Glamour (@glamourmag) August 27, 2020