New Album Won’t Be Dark, Katy Perry Explains
Much has been made about Katy Perry’s new single “Roar,” which was leaked first and then officially released in August. But although the singer once explained in a Vogue interview that her Teenage Dream follow up would be darker, recent statements to MTV show this is no longer the case.
Talking about this earlier statement, the singer clarified: "There's not really any darkness on the record. There's definitely some textures and colors but I think I was saying that when I saw going through a different phase, but I really let that light in."
However, she went onto explain, the recording process didn’t just give her a change of outlook. Rather, this dark-to-light transition defined the release and its title: "The reason why I called this record Prism is because I actually finally let the light in and then I was able to create all these songs that were inspired by letting the light in and doing some self-reflection and just kind of working on myself. I felt very prismatic because of that I feel like now I get to show these songs off and share these songs with the listeners and it's almost like I get to beam the colors that I've experienced out from me."
Prism emerged literally with a gold-wrapped truck traveling through Los Angeles, displaying the release date and album title. To promote, Perry asked her Twitter followers to spot the truck and tweet pictures of it.
Prism hits stores on October 22, and is said to feature production from Max Martin, Dr. Luke, and Sia. To continue promoting it, Perry performed “Roar” at the MTV VMAs over the past weekend, and since that point, a clip of the single’s video surfaced online.