Katy Perry dishes details on new dance-fueled album
Although Katy Perry may have been accepting songwriting awards for penning “Hot N Cold” and “Waking Up in Vegas” from her debut album last night at ASCAP’s Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles, her mind is focused squarely on her next album. She and producer Lukasz “Dr.Luke” Gottwald told HitFix all about it.
The new album is “going to be more groove ridden and more making people dance because when I went on tour, as much as I love all the in-between songs, I felt I was missing some of the stuff that made people bounce up and down and I really love that feeling when people are all jumping in unison,” she said. “I want that for this new record, with the songs, especially with the songs with Luke and Max [Martin], but they’re actually all totally different.”
The album, which will likely come out this summer, took some time for all the elements to come together, Perry said: “We worked in Santa Barbara, we worked in L.A. I was telling everybody I had a lot of jewels, but I didn’t have the crown and, then, I finally got the crown so all the jewels made sense. And now I have this thing, this crown that I’m ready to present.”
Dr. Luke, who worked with Perry on her multi-platinum “One of the Boys,” including on “I Kissed a Girl” and “Hot N Cold,” produced six songs on the new set. “[Katy] had made a mix tape of the things that were inspiring her and so I listened to all the kind of stuff and sort of got the vibe of what she was doing and then sort of just tried to made ideas for her and we started writing together.”
Perry said the album was inspired by both Abba and the Cardigans’ “Lovefool.” Dr. Luke tells Hitfix there was also “a lot of ‘90s stuff” on the mix tape.
Perry didn’t perform at last night’s awards, but her shoes were the talk of the evening. The soles of her Jimmy Choo shoes changed colors every few seconds and were the hit of the red carpet.
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
Let Streaming Genie help you.