Katy Perry has been off the music map for a while now since “Roar” and her “Prism” album were worldwide hits.
But she’s coming back. Perry told me during the Cannes Film Festival: “I’m touring in 2017.” A new album? “I’m working on it,” she said.
Perry and boyfriend Orlando Bloom were all over Cannes, and she was one of the delights of the festival. Why was she there? To perform at amFAR’s dinner. Someone asked her how many songs she would sing? “Five!” she laughed. “That’s enough.”
Well, the Perry-Blooms stayed in Cannes for most of the festival, leading some to believe that amFAR footed the bill. (They love giving donations to celebrities.)
But Katy and I discussed the quality of her records– I am always impressed about how good they sound, and how well produced. “There’s a reason for that,” she told me, citing her team. Her shows are also huge sellouts as they are family friendly– and certainly not like some of the junk we saw on the Billboard Music Awards.
A new Katy Perry record? I’ll bet we have a single before the Grammy deadline of September 30th. It will be a welcome addition to the airwaves.