Katy Perry has to fill some big shoes when it comes to her next album— luckily, they’re her own.
After the major success of her 2010 album Teenage Dream, which landed her five Hot 100 #1 singles, there’s a lot of pressure on the singer, 28, to make her next set of songs just as amazing, if not better, than the last.
"When I put myself on a timeline, when I tell the record company when I want to release the album, that's when the race starts," she said on Thursday at ASCAP's I Create Music Expo. "That's when I put pressure on myself."
Noting that she’s more than halfway done with the new album— a collection that she described as “schizophrenic”— many of the same songwriters who contributed to the success of Teenage Dream will return for her next, including Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Greg Wells and Bonnie McKee.
"Max and Luke push me the most. As a team we have certain strengths," Katy said. "With Max, it's melody choices, Luke is production and I'm topline and melody."
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Another famous musician working with Katy on her new tunes? Australian singer/songwriter Sia, who co-write and sang David Guetta’s chart-topper "Titanium."
"She makes me laugh more than any human," Katy said of Sia. "I can't do vocals because I fry my voice from laughing."
While Katy remained mostly mum about the names of her new tracks, she did mention that there will be one song called “Double Rainbow.”
Bonnie McKee, who helped co-pen Katy’s hits “Wide Awake” and “Part of Me,” allegedly “came in from a yoga class and said, 'I want to write a song called 'Double Rainbow.'" And voila… it lives.
Perhaps the star, who recently split from John Mayer, may even include some songs about her romance with the infamous heartbreaker? Only time will tell.
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