Katy Perry is collaborating with the heavy hitters on her next studio album.
Following the third and final Presidential debate last night, Katy Perry took to Twitter and re-worded Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan to better fit her needs. She wrote: “MAKE LYRICS GREAT AGAIN” and included Max Martin and Shellback in it. Martin helped give Katy some of the biggest hits of her career, including “I Kissed A Girl,” “California Girls,” “Teenage Dream,” “Roar” and “Dark Horse,” among others. To my knowledge, this is Perry’s first time collaborating with Shellback, who, along with Martin, played a significant role crafting Taylor Swift’s 1989 record.
I admit… it’s a stretch to include Swift in this, but Perry’s response to “Bad Blood” is not only expected, it’s vital.
MAKE LYRICS GREAT AGAIN❗️cc Max Martin & Shellback
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) October 20, 2016
“It takes a bit of time for me to [write] because I have to those experiences and then write about them,” Perry told Elvis Duran last summer. “I have to digest what I’m seeing and recycling it and give my perspective on it.”
“I’m working with a lot of unexpected writers and producers and … that’s bringing out a lot of different things sonically,” she continued. “Even when I was working with my go-to producers, I’d always push them to play me a beat that was reserved for Three 6 Mafia or something like that… I know exactly how to write a lyric over that because my strengths are melody and lyrics. I’m putting myself in unexpected situations and that is breeding a lot of new color.”
In August, Perry told Ryan Seacrest she’s “in the thick” of recording.
“I’m just taking some chances. I’m just having a lot of fun, but experimenting and trying different producers, and different collaborators, and different styles. I’m not rushing.”
When pushed for a release date, Perry remained tight-lipped, however it’s rumored the “Roar” singer’s fourth studio album could drop as soon as October.
“I’ve got some timelines in my head. But you hear about people going, ‘don’t take too much time.’ And I’m like listen, listen. Let me tell you one thing: music is all that matters. If the music is good, everybody forgets about the time that you took to make it,” adding she puts in 110% into everything she does and is “confident if I stay vulnerable and authentic with myself that the music that comes out of me will continue to connect.”
Her 1984 is coming.