Rather than symbolically destroying her past, she’s embracing it … choosing an image that recalls nothing quite so much as the work of school-supply queen Lisa Frank, the woman who ruled the ’80s and ’90s with her neon-colored, animal-inspired designs (here’s a quick primer for the uninitiated). And yes, given that she attended school during this era, we’re assuming Katy was a big fan.
Okay, mostly, we’re getting Frank-ian vibes from the bright, tiger-striped border, but her bad-ass Japanese silk Sukajan jacket — with embroidered tiger — isn’t far off. Slap this thing on a Trapper Keeper and we’d be having some serious sixth-grade flashbacks … though, if we’re being honest, we do think the image could benefit from some decoupage fruit or a unicorn, but hey, we’re purists.
Anyway, as you are no doubt aware, “Roar” is the first single off Perry’s hotly-anticipated Prism album, and she’ll premiere the track in full on Monday (August 12). She’s already given her fans a sneak peek at the song via a teaser clip that features (what else?) a cat.
Perry’s been promoting her new album with a gold-plated 18-wheeler, which is currently driving cross country for reasons not entirely clear … though, with the debut of the “Roar” artwork, at least we have an idea of what may be inside : sheet upon sheet of untarnished Lisa Frank stickers. We should know because we have most of them.