Katy Perry has officially started working on her next studio album and plans to tour in 2017. That's huge news for the music community, considering she's one of the most commercially successful artists ever. She recently dropped the theme song for the Olympics with "Rise," the stomping anthemic tune about seizing once in a lifetime opportunities. Fans originally thought the track was the lead single off her forthcoming record, but she has something else in store.
Not much is known about the pop star's release plans, but we do have a potential collaboration with Rae Sremmurd's Swae Lee confirmed. Lee, who wrote parts of Beyonce's "Formation" with his musical counterpart Slim Jxmmi, says Perry recorded a song he co-wrote.
“I wrote this track and she laid it and it’s pretty dope," he told Complex. "She got a lot of style. She about to come with it!”
The "Roar" singer previously told Showbiz411 of her upcoming KP4 plans: “I’m touring in 2017.” A new album? “I’m working on it,” she added.
Back in February, Perry said her upcoming LP was in the "research and development phase."
"I’ve been going at it for eight or nine years in the spotlight, and then before that there’s that decade of hustle that never gets recognized but still shows up in your wrinkles," she said. "So right now I’m taking a little time. I don’t want to jump on any trends. I just need to evolve. I do my records in a more traditional way, where the cycle is three years, so that once I start writing them, I know exactly where I’ll be in spring of 2018. That can get a little bit like “Ugh.” I need a little bit more freedom, especially when I’ve been doing it for this long."