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Friday, June 9, 2017 5:14am ET by  

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Katy Perry has released her edgy fifth studio album "Witness"

Katy Perry has dropped her long-awaited fifth studio album "Witness" today (June 9).

The new LP contains some of her most edgy, emotionally vulnerable and politically charged lyrics to date. The 32-year-old star told NME in an interview recently:

"I love being Katy Perry, and I'm not saying anything about Katy Perry, but I was born Katheryn Hudson and I think people are going to start seeing more of that, because I was terrified to show that, so I built this character that's still me, but the exaggerated version."

Perry reveals that artists need to grow and says that her new record reflects that. She added:

"You know, you have to gracefully learn how to transition. There's a time capsule version of me and it's been four years. I've left my twenties, surrendered to my thirties, learned a lot along the way, broke a couple of emotional cycles and decided that I can be more myself." 

And when it comes to fame and being in the spotlight, the "Chained To The Rhythm" singer continued:

"I know exactly when it's appropriate to get (in) the spotlight or turn the spotlight off. Every once in a while, I'm really good at turning off my magnet and when I'm about to release a record, like, let's go. I'm here to serve."

Check out the tracklist for "Witness" below:
1. Witness
2. Hey Hey Hey
3. Roulette
4. Swish Swish feat. Nicki Minaj
5. Déjà Vu
6. Power
7. Mind Maze
8. Miss You More
9. Chained to the Rhythm feat. Skip Marley
10. Tsunami
11. Bon Appétit feat. Migos
12. Bigger Than Me

Deluxe Edition:
13. Save As Draft
14. Pendulum
15. Into Me You See

Katy Perry's UK tour dates are as follows:
June 14 - London, The O2 Arena
June 18 - Birmingham, The Barclaycard Arena
June 19 - Sheffield, the Sheffield Arena
June 21 - Liverpool, Echo Arena
June 22 - Manchester, Manchester Arena Arena
June 24 - Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
June 25 - Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena

Check ticket availability for the star's U.S. an U.K. tour dates here

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