Earlier in February, Katy Perry announced the special edition version of her sophomore album, Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection. In an interview with Interview, the “Part of Me” singer mentioned that The Complete Confection has a darker character compared to the original version.
Perry, at least based on her interview, appears to be going for a darker look overall. Doing a burlesque-themed black-and-white photo shoot, in which, at one point, she appears in Amy Winehouse-esque eye wings, Perry said about The Complete Confection, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter: “Well, my music is about get real f---king dark. I'll be shoe-gazing. You'll never see my face because my hair is in my face."
How much more bleak do you think Perry’s music can go? The rawer sound of “Part of Me” is one indication. She also revealed to Interview that her new tracks take a shot at ex-husband Russell Brand.
The pop star, in speaking with MTV, further mentioned that she plans to get back to her “roots” in The Complete Confection and any future recordings. Perry explains that the light, bubbly character of the original Teenage Dream is insurmountable. She said: "It feels like the record that never ends! Obviously I'm going to close this chapter soon. I am ready to make a new record and maybe try another approach artistically, and I will close the book on ‘Teenage Dream’ soon, but [‘Complete Confection’] just felt really organic.”
The Complete Confection hits stores on March 13 and features tracks Perry wrote for the original edition and after its release. However, she additionally said, she wants to work on new material soon. Although this contradicts earlier reports of taking time off, Perry may want to take an experimental approach: "I'm going to stick my finger out there and test the waters of what the world wants, or what I need to say ... but, I'm all ears. If people want me to do another pop record, I can do another pop record.”"Katy Perry's Darker 'Teenage Dream' " was originally published to Katy Perry on KOvideo
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