Katy Perry in corsets and nipple tassels for dancers in burlesque style shoot

The popstar turns showgirl: Corsets for Katy Perry and nipple tassels for her dancers in burlesque style shoot

She may be known for her love of bright colours, but Katy Perry has shown off a new more grown up look as she leaves her pop art image behind.

The singer looks stunning in a retro black and white photo shoot for the March issue of Interview magazine.

The 27-year-old singer channels old Hollywood in the series of sexy burlesque inspired shots.

Glamour girl: Katy Perry appears to be channeling old Hollywood in a stunning photo shoot for Interview magazine

Glamour girl: Katy Perry appears to be channeling old Hollywood in a stunning photo shoot for Interview magazine

One image shows the pop star standing in a silver beaded dress as she poses with her hands, clad in opera gloves, behind her head.

In another raunchier photograph the brunette sits backwards on a chair, showing off fishnet tights and wearing long bejewelled gloves.

She shows a different side of herself in the photo shoot with thick, winged black eyeliner, pale lips and tousled, bedhead hair.

On the cover of the magazine, Katy appears to be wearing nothing more than a studded, sequinned bra, long, black gloves and chandelier earrings.

Extras: Katy is surrounded by burlesque dancers in nipple tassels for one of the images

Extras: Katy is surrounded by burlesque dancers in nipple tassels for one of the images

Virtually unrecognisable: The pop star is sexy yet stunning in the burlesque inspired black and white photo shoot

Virtually unrecognisable: The pop star is sexy yet stunning in the burlesque inspired black and white photo shoot

In an interview with the magazine the singer spoke about how her break-up will affect the songs she writes.

She told the publication that her music is going to become ‘dark’ since her split from Russell.

She said: ‘Well, my music is about get real f****** dark. I'll be shoe-gazing. You'll never see my face because my hair is in my face.’

Cover girl: The smouldering shoot appears in the March issue of Interview magazine, out now

Cover girl: The smouldering shoot appears in the March issue of Interview magazine, out now

It comes after her ex-husband Russell Brand has stepped out with his new girlfriend just two months after they announced their divorce.

Though the 27-year-old has a fabulous figure, she's better known for being quirky than seductive.

This new look might be indicative of the singer's current state of mind: she's bold, brave and nothing is going to break her.

Blue beauty: The singer is currently enjoying what Paris Fashion Week has to offer

Blue beauty: The singer is currently enjoying what Paris Fashion Week has to offer

Blue beauty: The singer is currently enjoying what Paris Fashion Week has to offer

She recently released the single 'Part of Me', a breakup anthem which is currently topping the Billboard charts.

A sample of the lyrics include: 'This
is the part of me that you're never gonna ever take away from me, throw
your bombs and your blows but you're not gonna break my soul.'

However Katy has revealed that the song is not about Russell, as she said: 'I wrote Part of Me two years ago and I always knew that Part of Me was a special song.

'It feels like my life plays out with
these songs. I feel like I'm in some kind of weird 'Truman Show' where
I'm like, “Why is this single appropriate now and it wouldn't have been
appropriate then” It's just so crazy.'

The blue-haired star added: 'I guess the universe is kind of – we're kind of like, dancing together in some weird way.

'Does
that make sense or am I being too hippie I think it's really important
for me to write songs that are still honest and relatable because
that's what everyone else is going through.'

She's going to need to rely on that
same inner strength even more intensely now that her ex-husband has
finally been photographed with his new girlfriend.

Different looks: From demure in 2009 to

Different looks: From demure in 2009 to candy floss in 2011, Katy Perry is constantly changing her look

Different looks: From demure in 2009 to candy floss in 2011, Katy Perry is constantly changing her style

While she was busy attending Elton
John's annual Oscar viewing party, Brand was snapped out in
West Hollywood with a new mystery woman.

The new couple were seen leaving the
Crystalarium shop, which specialises in selling crystals, minerals and crystals.

He announced he was divorcing Perry in December; the two signed divorce documents earlier this month.

The March issue of Interview is out now.

For more information, visit the magazine's website.