The singer’s fifth studio album will hit shelves on June 9, and has already been preceded by the singles ‘Chained To The Rhythm’, ‘Bon Appetit’ (featuring Migos) and ‘Swish Swish’, which features Nicki Minaj.
A listing on iTunes confirmed that Perry’s album will consist of 15 new songs, and, while the majority of the song titles still haven’t been disclosed, more details on ‘Witness”s songwriting and production credits have now been shared. Most surprisingly, the album’s closing track features production from Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard.
Elsewhere, Purity Ring‘s Megan James and Corin Roddick have contributed to songwriting and/or production on three tracks on ‘Witness’, while Kendrick Lamar producer Mike WiLL Made-It also earns a credit.
Speaking from the stage during her intimate gig in London last night (May 25), Perry reminded her fans that “music is so powerful.”
“This week has been really hard,” she said. “It sucked. It was hard for you guys, I know that, [and] it was hard for me because we all love music. We’re all listening to the same music. Think about it and it’s like, ‘That’s my friend, that’s my sister, that’s my brother, that’s my cousin, that’s the person who loves music’. It’s awful, it’s awful.”