There’s a new Perry hitting the music scene, er, make that a Hudson! Katy Perry’s little brother, David Hudson, is telling In Touch all about life as a world famous pop star’s brother, singing Disney ballads and how he’s looking to make a name for himself. His new song is called "A Real Man’s Life" and it’s up on YouTube now! “I'm developing my music as much as I can. It all started with our older sister, Angela. She took voice lessons, then Katy started to. I didn’t start learning music til eighth or ninth grade!” Over the years, David has been working hard at his craft, taking voice lessons, and he tells In Touch that even now, “Every day I’m studying music theory, piano, guitar and French.”
David, who refuses to ride on the coattails of anyone, particularly his sister Katy, tells us, “I finally showed them a song about two months ago -- my first musical endeavor. They were blown away. Katy was really busy, but I finally bugged her enough and she's like, ‘Fine I'll listen to it,’ and then she must have sent me ten text messages in a row. 'Who wrote this?’ 'Is this really you singing?' 'Where did this come from?' 'How did you get in the studio?' She was amazed, and she doesn't know that I know this, but Katy was saying, 'My first song was not half as good as that!' It's just kind of cool to see my sisters’ reactions. I look up to them and I love them.” Family is just one of the things keeping this up and comer on track. “[Katy] definitely encourages me. Obviously, she is who she is and the affiliation is something that does benefit me but I don't have her introduce me to producers or studio heads.”
David, who is influenced by acts like Radiohead and Kings of Leon, says he’s going for a more “mainstream sound.” And like older sister Katy, he wants to be a good role model in Hollywood. “I really want to be successful in order to use that platform for a greater good. I want to be a very positive figure in Hollywood. I really want to turn things around.” Fun fact about Katy and David: He sings Disney songs for her. “It all started when I started taking singing lessons six years ago and she was like 'What songs are you working on?' ‘Well, my teacher wants me to work on Aladdin's A Whole New World,’ and she was like 'Shut up! Sing it at my birthday!' And so I did!” Check out David’s song, "A Real Man’s Life" here on YouTube.