Newly single Katy Perry may be using her music as an outlet for her divorce with Russell Brand. ¬†A nominee for record of the year, Perry performed at the Grammy Awards. ¬†She came out with “E.T.” and then followed it up with her new song titled “Part of Me.” ¬†According to People, with lyrics like, “You can keep everything.” ¬†It sure sounds like the singer was making a reference to Brand.

How can music help you recover after a tough breakup?

Cupid’s Advice:

Sometimes it can be difficult to find ways to get over your ex.  Cupid shares some advice about using music as an aid to recovery:

1. Sad love songs: It’s cliche, but true. ¬†Listening to sad music can give you the perfect opportunity to cry and let it out, instead of holding it all in. ¬†It’s a better outlet than venting too much to those outside the relationship.

2. Embrace the music: Taking up a new habit, such as learning a new instrument or joining a singing group can be a good outlet.  It gives you the ability to concentrate on happier moments and forget the lack of compatibility with your ex.

3. Write it out: You don’t have to be a superstar like Katy Perry to embrace the heartache, and write a song about your ex. ¬†It might not hit the charts, but it’ll do the trick.

What are some ways you’ve used music to get over a break up? ¬†Let us know in a comment below.