Katy Perry gave fans their Teenage Dream when she dropped the album back in 2010, and now fans should expect to experience a bit of déjà vu.
The singer will drop a re-release of the album on March 13. Playing up the album’s sugary-sweet imagery, it will be called Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection. While little else is known about what will appear on the album, producer Tricky Stewart did shed some light on the project when he spoke to MTV News last fall. He teased that several tracks that didn’t make the final cut for Teenage Dream were being reworked for this project.
“Katy and I went into [the studio] just to address some issues with records that we had done in the past that didn’t end up going on Teenage Dream,” he said in October. “So we are in the process of just listening and freshening up things and getting ready for something special she has going on.”
While the track listing for the re-release is still unknown, Tricky did shed light on one particular song. “This song is really special. It’s called ‘Dressing Up,’ so it’s going to be a big record, I think,” he said. “It definitely fits. It’s right there in what her sensibilities are as a musician and a songwriter. She doesn’t change much. She has a very keen musical taste. It’ll be really good.”
“We always knew that the records we created were special [and] at the time it was more contractual obligation [that they didn't make the record],” he added. “I can only have so many songs produced by me on the record. She didn’t need to have extra songs at the same time.”
In addition to the new album news, Katy tweeted about ending her California Dreams Tour over the weekend in Manila. She dedicated the last show to a fan who had committed suicide. “I hope you’re finding peace up there on that pink cotton candy cloud. I dedicate this last show to u, sweet dreams angel #RIPKatyCatAllie,” she tweeted.
Perry is expected to next appear at the Grammy Awards, where she is up for two awards.
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