If you thought that the upcoming “The One That Got Away” would be the end of Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream era, then think again. Katy, who is pictured above in the new ghd™ ad campaign, has been back in the studio with Tricky Stewart “freshening up” some of Teenage Dream’s leftover tunes.
“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,” Stewart tells MTV. “So we are in the process of just listening and freshening up things and getting ready for something special she has going on.”
Tricky wouldn’t spill the beans on what the songs would be used for, but he did dish some details on one track in particular.
“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.”
What he means by that is that the ‘new’ music will sound exactly like the Teenage Dream album, which can either be an amazingly good thing or a hot mess depending on how you look at it.
“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 explained. “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.”
Oh I see: Dr. Luke doesn’t want anybody stealing his shine, hmm? Well, I can’t complain considering that the Dr. Luke songs on Teenage Dream were better than the Tricky Stewart ones.
As for this new project, I’m predicting that it’ll be an added mini-album to extend the Teenage Dream era, similar to The Fame Monster or Ke$ha’s Cannibal. Rihanna revealed that a Teenage Dream re-release was in the works last October (has it really been a year? Shit), and in March Dr. Luke’s rep confirmed that Perry had recorded a new single with the super producer. Capitol Records probably didn’t count on getting so much mileage out of Teen Dream, which has spawned
three five No. 1 singles, so the previously scheduled re-release has clearly been postponed multiple times. It’s a little late now for a standard re-release, so a spin-off EP or even a whole album seems more likely.
Until then, prepare yourself for the all-star remixes and affordable one cent pricing that Capital will use to try and make “The One That Got Away” a hit.