After releasing the singles “Chained to the Rhythm” and “Bon Appetit,” Katy Perry detailed her fifth, but yet to be named studio album in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly. The record will be Perry’s first in four years since 2013’s Prism. As Rolling Stone pointed out, Perry commented that the album will definitely be a change, but not too much of a departure.
The singer has been working on the album for nearly a year. Although Perry has yet to reveal the full tracklist, she has teased a song called “Bigger Than Me,” which she said was inspired by the 2016 presidential election along with dance number “Swish Swish.” She also addressed what has been on many minds.
Perry shrugged off rumors that her new album will be a response to Taylor Swift’s 2015 hit “Bad Blood” which featured Kendrick Lamar. Swift has said the song was about another female artist but didn’t state who it was. Perry downplayed the pop princess bad blood, saying that it was “not [her] question to answer” whether or not Taylor Swift wrote the song about her. Perry took the high road, saying that her new songs were about “healing” and “vulnerability” rather than bitterness.