MTV Unplugged presents Katy Perry

John Mayer MUST be the reason, right?  More below,

Katy Perry tells, “I’ll probably turn into more of a Joni Mitchell. As I inch towards my 30s, I think my fourth record will be more of an acoustic guitar album. That’s where I started when I was first discovered by (songwriter/producer) Glen Ballard and got my first record deal. We’ll see – I can’t get ahead of myself. I’m still doing the work: I’m a good balance of left and right brain, and to be an artist with a long career, you’ve got to have both… I’ve got a few records under my belt, and I still feel like a brand-new artist. People still want that truth to cut through.”

She also tells Billboard that boyfriend John Mayer is a “genius.”
“He literally is a genius, as is evident from his songwriting.”