There’s still no title or firm release date for Katy Perry’s new album, but on Thursday (May 6), fans got a sneak peek at just what that album might sound like.
Or, more specifically, three sneak peeks. Because a trio of tracks, reportedly from Perry’s follow-up to One Of the Boys have hit the Internet, albeit in 30-second snippet form. The songs — apparently called “In Between,” “California Gurls” and “E.T.” — were first posted on iLeaks.com, then quickly spread to sites like YouTube (though, thanks to the quick-moving folks at EMI Music — the parent company of Perry’s label, Capitol Records — they’re being removed at a breakneck pace.)Each track seems to confirm what Perry has already told MTV News about the new album; mainly that it’s a “summer record” filled with bubbly, electro-tinged pop tunes that recall “roller-skating … [the] ’90s … Ace of Base … [and] Cyndi Lauper.” “E.T.” is a whooshing, electronic ballad that sees Perry singing about a lover “a different dimension”; “In Between” is a shiny, slinky love song, complete with synths, loose bass and strings; and “California Gurls” — which Perry actually tweeted about on Tuesday — is backed by a big beat and features an assist from none other than Snoop Dogg.
According to radio-industry site FMQB.com, “Gurls” is the first single from the album, and is scheduled to hit radio on May 25.
There’s still no official word on whether any of the tracks will actually appear on Perry’s upcoming album; a rep for Capitol had not responded to MTV News’ request for comment at press time.