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Katy Perry on new album progress: 'The music will define itself when it comes out'

"Teenage Dream" sensation Katy Perry has revealed that her track "Rise" was the perfect fit for the Olympics as she had been hoping to use it for a project outside of her own career.

Speaking to Mashable recently, she explained that releasing "Rise" during her new album writing sessions made sense because it was the right opportunity at the right time, and meant that it didn't interfere with her next body of work:

"I've been taking my time making this record and I just wanted to have a bridge of something whether I was thinking about doing something for a film or something like this and this seemed so obvious and such a perfect fit."

"I would never necessarily go with this type of song as the first single in the middle of summer. It wasn't obvious as something I would go with for the next record, but it seemed to match the spirit of the athletes."

When asked about the creative direction of her next studio record, she added: "It's too soon to define it. I want to let the music define itself when it comes out."

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Watch the music video for "Rise" below:


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