The American pop diva, who will perform live in Mumbai at the One Plus Music Festival over the weekend, shared that she wants to “indulge in all things Indian.”
“I have always wanted to come to Mumbai. I did a cricket match seven years ago (IPL 2012) and had some fun in Rajasthan. I am really excited to indulge in all things Indian,” said Perry, addressing the media on Tuesday.
“I have created little bit of a special show. I am not really touring right now. I am doing very few shows but I decided that (I will do) this show. This is one of the most important shows for my year. I hear my Indian fans so passionately on social media,” she said.
“I am totally excited to immerse myself in the culture this week in Mumbai and if anybody has any tips, I will take it. I don’t stay in my room, I don’t just order room services and chill. I like to go out, I love people, culture, tradition, I love all of it, so you are going to catch me in the streets,” Perry added.
While in Mumbai, the 35-year-old singer has been invited by Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar for a lavish party in her honour. “So, I am going to a really fun party. I am going to meet some Bollywood people, I am going to be hearing some incredible bands. This time it’s all about immersing and educating myself,” she revealed.
Asked if she has plans to collaborate with any Indian artist, Perry replied, “I think that is what the research and development this week is going to be all about.”
The Roar singer stressed the importance of singles as opposed to releasing songs in albums. “Music is changing. I think it is more fun to put out a song every few months in a video selfishly -- that’s what artistes love. They don’t necessarily want their songs to get lost in an album. Their super fans know the whole album but not everyone does. Since streaming is such a powerful tool and a different format, we are kind of slowly adapting and going with the flow, and just putting things up like little appetisers. That’s how people are ingesting music these days. I am having so much fun because it gives me a chance to highlight every single song,” she said.
The Small Talk hitmaker also highlighted how music binds people irrespective of language. “Music is the universal language. Everywhere you go, no matter the language you speak, you can all unite over singing the same song and have the same feeling. Maybe you don’t speak the same language, but if you know the same song, it’s like you can grab the hands and dance even with strangers,” she shared.