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.