Katy Perry On Her Emotional "Dark" New Song 'By The Grace Of God' - Audio

Listen to Katy chatting all about the 'Prism' track she wrote while in a really "dark" place last year.

Katy Perry has opened up about her emotional new song 'By The Grace Of God' and reveals that it was written during a "darker" period of her life.

The 'Roar' singer's new song, rumoured to have been written about her divorce from Russell Brand, was performed live at iTunes Festival 2013 last week and feature Katy at her most honest and vulnerable.

"It was a song that I wrote, first song back, in November 2012 and I was just in a darker period," Katy exclusively told Capital's Max this week. "That's why, when I said I was going to make a darker record, it's because I was in that period of my life.

Listen to Katy Perry chatting to Capital's Max about new song 'By The Grace Of God' below:

Katy Perry On New Song 'By The Grace Of God'...

"But then I did a lot of introspective work and self-reflection and let a lot of beautiful, positive, reflecting things inside and did a lot of self-improvement work," she explained. " 'By The Grace Of God' is a song that does paint a very sad story at first but then you hear me rise above in the whole arc.

"Sometimes when I'm writing these lyrics […] they're just so completely vulnerable," the singer added. "I was writing those lyrics in a corner and really scared to present them to anyone, but I knew that they would resonate, I knew that they were real, I knew that people would really relate to them."

Check out a picture of Katy Perry during her iTunes Festival appearance below (Credit: iTunes):

Katy Perry releases her new album 'Prism' on 21st October.

Listen to Max's full chat with Katy Perry this Sunday (6th October) from 7pm.