AOL: Another one of the songs you did for Sessions is 'Sober,' which is kind of the reverse of 'Let's Get the Party Started.' Maybe it's time for the party to be over.
P: Do I have a drinking problem? [laughs] 'Sober' was a dark moment. I have a lot of clean and sober friends. Alcoholism has been around my family. It's a dark thing -- alcohol or any vice, really. It's not even just about alcohol. Vices help us to be the person that we would like to naturally be, and my thing is I'd like to figure out a way to naturally be who I think I am with my vices, 'cause it's not the case. I mean, if you've ever seen a girl to walk into a room being the one to laugh the loudest, and being the obnoxious one -- everyone else has been there and we're all still judging. It's this big party, yet we're all kind of alone. Everyone knows me as this loud, obnoxious, aggressive, sort of party girl, but really at this point I just want to stay home and garden. [laughs] Give me a week. My heirloom tomatoes are amazing right now.
AOL: Why did you title the new album 'Funhouse'?
P: 'Funhouse' can mean fun and it could mean nothing is what it seems. My visual on it was when you get in front of a fun house mirror, you're distorted, you don't recognize yourself, you want out of there, but you paid to get in. I'm on the roller coaster, I'm strapped in, I'm not getting off, but damn, does it have to go this fast?
AOL: Is it hard to be single again or is it great?
P: I don't know. I'm surrounded by so much love in my life. My friends and family are awesome. If you look at the headlines, I've been frolicking all summer in the ocean in the arms of various men. I wish I was having as much fun as they said I was. No, I'm good. I'm really good right now. I'm kind of perfect. I'm exactly where I need to be.