Katy Perry is pushing to make her next record the best one yet.
The "Rise" singer won't give a heads up when Katy Kats can expect to hear their idol's new tunes, but it might not be until 2017 as Perry is currently "deep in the writing process."
“It takes a bit of time for me to [write] because I have to those experiences and then write about them," Perry reportedly told Elvis Duran via the Inquisitr. "I have to digest what I’m seeing and recycling it and give my perspective on it.”
It's also shaping up to be her most experimental album to date.
“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.”
Last month, 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."