Katy Perry Reveals New Song 'Part Of Me' Was Written Before Russell Brand Divorce

1 March 2012, 12:18

The singer admits that she always knew her new track was "special".

Katy Perry has revealed that her new song 'Part Of Me' was written before her divorce from husband Russell Brand.

The track was released last month – just weeks after the singer split from Russell – and features on the updated edition of the singer's second album, 'Teenage Dream'.

The lyrics in the song – "You can keep the diamond ring, it don't mean nothing anyway" – had sparked speculation that 'Part Of Me' was about the breakdown of her marriage.

But Katy has now admitted that the song was written long before the pair split.

"I wrote 'Part Of Me' two years ago and I always knew that 'Part Of Me' was a special song," she told Access Hollywood. "It feels like my life plays out with these songs.

"I feel like I’m in some kind of weird 'Truman Show' where I'm like, 'Why is this single appropriate now and it wouldn’t have been appropriate then?' It's just so crazy."

Katy added that she had acknowledged the irony about the song's lyrics.

"I guess the universe is kind of — we're kind of like, dancing together in some weird way," she said. "Does that make sense or am I being to hippie?"

'Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection' will be released at the end of March and features all 12 songs from the original edition, as well as three new tracks.