''I'm very interested in aliens. E.T. is about falling in love with someone from a foreign land.'' - Katy Perry
I remember writing it with Max Martin and Dr. Luke, and there's this producer they wrote with, named Ammo as well, and they were just showing me different samples of songs or tracks or beats, and they accidentally pulled up this beat, and it was for Three 6 Mafia. I heard it and I always knew I wanted to write this futuristic, alienistic song, and they pulled it up and I was like, 'Wait, I can wrap my head around this. I know this seems like a long shot, but I think I have the perfect material to put on top of this sound.' And I did, and it really worked out perfectly." - Katy Perry
"Even teasing people with different images from 'E.T.' people are so perplexed. They're like, 'Katy Perry, you're supposed to be Betty Boop! You're supposed to be wearing pink!' It's exciting to be able to push my audience, to be like 'There's always more, I've got all of this hidden up my sleeve that I've really longed to show people." - Katy Perry
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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