[artist id="985"]Eric Clapton[/artist] did it and won six Grammys. Tony Bennett did it and won a pair of Grammys himself. And now, [artist id="1962774"]Katy Perry’s[/artist] looking to do the same: She’s getting unplugged for the masses.
On November 17, she’ll release MTV Unplugged: Katy Perry, a limited-edition CD/DVD set that captures the stripped-down set she taped for MTV earlier this summer. Featured in the package are rearranged takes on hits like “I Kissed a Girl,” Waking Up in Vegas,” “Thinking of You” and a pair of brand-new songs: Perry’s version of the Fountains of Wayne’s “Hackensack” and a never-before-released original “Brick by Brick.” The DVD also features exclusive interview footage.
Songs from Perry’s “Unplugged” will debut during MTV’s morning video block “AMTV” on November 16, and the full program, along with interview material, will air on MTV.com that day before it debuts on Palladia, MTV’s hi-def channel, November 27 at 9 p.m. and midnight.
Fans should savor the unplugged Perry while they can. She’s recently begun work on the follow-up to her breakthrough One of the Boys album , and, as she told MTV News last month, it’s shaping up to be a fairly plugged-in affair, drawing inspiration from the saccharine pop of Swedish acts like the Cardigans and Ace of Base. Only, you know, at the roller rink.
“I’m kind of thinking I want to do my record like a mesh between ‘Lovefool’ by the Cardigans and ['The Sign'] by Ace of Base,” she said. “I want to make songs that people want to hold hands and roller-skate to.”