By Annie Reuter
Christina Perri wasn’t sure she’d ever release another album. After the success of her debut (lovestrong.) and nine back-to-back tours, she was burnt out.
“I didn’t want to do anything that wasn’t genuine, and I was afraid of phoning it in or forcing anything,” Perri told Radio.com in a recent interview. “I remember laying on the floor of my house just crying. Good crying and sad crying at the same time. I was just trying to believe the things that had happened.”
In doing that she sat down at the piano, because the only way she knows how to feel better is to write.
“Even if absolutely nobody listens or anybody hears these songs, they heal me in the moment,” she said. “I sat at the piano and wrote this song called ‘Trust.’ As soon as I did I had a eureka moment, and I immediately knew what I wanted to say.”
Perri had been in and out of many different relationships where she would alternate trusting her head and her heart, and she couldn’t figure out which was the right way to go.
Perri also revealed that she knew the moment she wrote “Be My Forever” that it would become a duet.
“I was like, ‘This has to be a duet and it has to be with Ed Sheeran. Please! He’s my number one choice and it’s all I want. It’s perfect for me and him.’ He doesn’t really sing a lot of happy songs either, so we laugh about that. It’s both of us doing the happiest song. He’s my friend, and it just felt perfect.”