On Friday, June 9th, global pop superstar Katy Perry released her latest album, Witness. Since that day, Perry has been holed up in a Big Brother-like house with 41 cameras tracking her every move, hosting a streaming event in conjunction with YouTube called Witness World Wide, where she has gone about her daily routine (watch Katy eat, sleep and play with her dogs, Muffin and Nugget) and welcomed several special guests (watch Katy do yoga with actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, play “Truth or Dare” with late-night TV host James Corden, talk science with Neil deGrasse Tyson and host a dinner party with Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins). Perry, who, as teenager Katy Hudson, recorded demos in
On Sunday, Perry and Musgraves teamed for an intimate instructional session on how to play “Arrow,” mapping out the chord changes with Francisco, who gave a special shout-out to MusiCares, the Recording Academy (Grammys) organization that helps musicians in need. In the clip, Musgraves explains that the idea for the
Perry’s Witness World Wide event also included an intense therapy session where she addressed suicidal thoughts and her struggles with alcohol, and in a conversation with Arianna Huffington for the Thrive Global podcast, Perry also opened up about her long-running feud with fellow musician Taylor Swift, saying, “I am ready to let it go. I forgive her and I’m sorry for anything I ever did, and I hope the same from her.” She also added, “I love her, and I want the best for her.” In a not-so-subtle move, Swift returned all of her music to streaming services on Thursday at midnight, just as Perry’s LP was being released.
Perry will conclude the live-streaming event with a concert on Monday. Kacey Musgraves, meanwhile, will be opening for One Direction’s Harry Styles on his 2018 tour of the