It was only a matter of time before the nu-metal revival kicked into full gear, and this recently unearthed video may just be the push it needs to get over the hump. It’s a clip from The Tonight Show from about ten years ago, with Katy Perry, then unknown to those outside of the Christian music circles where she first got her start, singing backup vocals for the San Diego nu metal act P.O.D. on their track ‘Goodbye For Now.”
“When we did that song ‘Goodbye for Now,’ we’re like, you know what would be cool is if we just got a cool female vocal,” Sandoval told Songfacts in 2012. And he’s [Glen Ballard] like, ‘I got just the perfect person.’ And here comes little Katy Perry. She’s a little studio rat, she’d just come around, and such a sweet girl. You could tell she came from a good family, and just wanted to show the Jesus tattoo on her wrist, and she was like, ‘I think I saw you guys in a youth rally so many years ago.’ I’m like, ‘That’s so cool.’ But here she was in Hollywood trying to do her thing and make her career.”
In the video Perry can seen in the background rocking a pretty, uh, cool dress.
She also appeared in the official video for the song, towards the end, belting it out in the voice that’s become so familiar today.