News Katy Perry Says Her Single Status Is the Key to Balancing a Busy Work Schedule By Lara Walsh Lara Walsh Lara Walsh is a Chicago-based writer and editor who covers all things fashion, celebrity, pop culture, travel, and food. When she’s not avidly planning her next trip, she’s writing posts for her travel blog or mapping out her next foodie adventure. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on October 16, 2017 @ 07:30AM Pin Share Tweet Email In case you haven't heard, Katy Perry is a one-woman powerhouse. As the "Swish Swish" hitmaker continues to put out Billboard-topping singles, she also added an American Idol judging gig anda world tour to her already jam-packed schedule. The secret to juggling it all? Her singleton status. While speaking with Entertainment Tonight in a new interview, the songstress credited the lack of romance in her life to balancing work. "I'm a bit younger in heart! I'm a bit more mature...single!" she revealed. "You know, when you're single, you got a lot of time to yourself and a lot of energy, and I'm just finding a delicate balance." That being said, fellow American Idol judges, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, are helping her keep up with her commitments. "And these guys are pulling a lot of the weight!" she admitted. See Perry head to the small screen when the Idol reboot airs on ABC in 2018.