Katy Perry's new album "Prism" hit store shelves earlier this week.  As she gets ready for her 29th birthday tomorrow, Perry talks about her new album, marriage, kids and vulnerability.

Perry talked to USA Today about bouncing back from her failed marriage to Russell Brand, saying she was a "ball of vulnerability" after he asked for a divorce via a text, but she got through those dark days with the help of vitamins, supplements and therapy.  Perry is a huge believer in therapy.

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The songs "Ghost" and "By the Grace of God" deal with the end of her marriage and her rise from the depths of despair to a new awakening.  Perry says both songs, which are features on "Prism"  are "100%  autobographical."

Perry, who's once again dating John Mayer, wrote "Unconditionally," about Mayer.  It's her favorite song on the album and still manages to give her goosebumps.   Can wedding bells be in the near future?  Perry  isn't in any hurry to remarry and won't have kids until she's ready to slow down.

When I decide to be a mom, I won't be doing all this.  That's why I'm not a mom yet.  Raising kids in this society is the toughest job, and I'm going to want to be around them all the time.


Perry plans to tour next year and would also like to do an acoustic album someday.  For now, she's excited about her new album and her new self awareness.