Pop singer Katy Perry has announced that she will be releasing a brand new studio album titled ‘Witness’ on June 9. The album is set to be Perry’s first studio release since 2013’s Prism, and has so far been supported by the singles ‘Chained To The Rhythm’ and ‘Bon Appetit’.
Katy Perry is one of the biggest pop acts in the world today, and has enjoyed huge commercial success since the release of her breakout single ‘I Kissed a Girl’ back in 2008. Perry’s most recent album ‘Prism’, peaked at number one in both the US and UK, and was supported by the hit singles ‘Roar’, ‘Unconditionally’, ‘Dark Horse’, ‘Birthday’, and ‘This Is How We Do’. The album was recently certified 2X platinum in the United States.
Perry has now announced that her upcoming fifth studio album will be titled ‘Witness’. The record will contain both of her 2017 singles, as well as two unheard tracks titled ‘Bigger Than Me’, and ‘Swish Swish’.
A number of Perry’s fans believe that the new record will feature as response to Taylor Swift’s track ‘Bad Blood’ (which is rumoured to have been written about Perry). When asked about a response track in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Perry explained: “Well that’s not my question to answer — if it’s about me,” “I think [the album is] a very empowered record. There is no one thing that’s calling out any one person.”
She continued: “One thing to note is: You can’t mistake kindness for weakness and don’t come for me. Anyone. Anyone. Anyone. Anyone. And that’s not to any one person and don’t quote me that it is, because it’s not. It’s not about that. Honestly, when women come together and they decide to unite, this world is going to be a better place. Period end of story. But, let me say this: Everything has a reaction or a consequence so don’t forget about that, okay, honey.”