Will Katy Perry Release an Album in 2017? Everything We Know About KP4

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It’s been over three years since Katy Perry last graced fans with an album—her third record, Prism, came out back in October 2013—but pop music’s most colorful “Dark Horse” is primed for her re-ascension on the charts. (She is a multi-time Billboard chart record-breaker, after all.)

The California gurl‘s fourth studio album has been teased for nearly a year, from potential collaborators to possible release dates to that will-she-won’t-she Taylor Swift clap back track we may or may not ever receive, so is Perry finally ready to unleash KP4 in 2017?

The answer is yes…eventually. In February, after Grammy and BRIT Awards performances of her new “Chained to the Rhythm” single (perched at No.4 on the Hot 100 as of March 1), Katy told CapitalFM that she’s concentrating on the song-trees, and not the album-forest just yet: “I’ve got something swirling, but, you know, I think I want to put out some songs first before I give them the full meal.”

She continued, “I think we are digesting things in bite-size these days and that’s what we can handle. It’s not shade at all anything like that — you’ll know when it’s shade.” In short, expect at least another new song to precede an album announcement of any kind.

Here’s everything we know about Katy Perry’s fourth album, so far:

She’s been teasing new tunes on social media.

Perry dropped another teaser on Instagram on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, with a video of her dancing among food emojis to a song purportedly called “Bon Appetit,” a tropical-infused dance pop track.

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