The pop icon returns with Katy Perry announcing her new single and cover art for ‘Never Really Over’, set for release this Friday (31 May).
The singer just wrapped her second season as a judge on American Idol and surprised fans Tuesday morning with new cover art and a new look. The pop starlet trades in her super short locks for a flowing blond wig, disco-esque dress and her best Donna Summer expression.
Meanwhile Perry has been keeping busy, including a collaboration with EDM superstar Zedd on ‘365’ and most recently joining reggaetón icon Daddy Yankee on a remix of his Latin-pop hit, ‘Con Calma’ during a knockout performance for the American Idol finale that reportedly included 76 wig changes.
This marks the first new single from Perry since her No. 1 album Witness, released in 2017, featuring the lead singles ‘Chained to the Rhythm’, ‘Bon Appétit’ and ‘Swish Swish’. While Witness saw Perry get political, the visuals for this single feel like a throwback to the frothy pop that made Perry a superstar.
With only the cover art and title to reference, many fans are speculating this new song could serve as the lead single for potentially a new album.
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Perry also appeared on the small screen during an all-star tribute to Dolly Parton at the Grammy Awards earlier this year, dueting with Kacey Musgraves on ‘Here You Come Again’ an later joined by Miley Cyrus, Little Big Town, Maren Morris and Dolly herself on the crowd-rousing ‘9 To 5’.
Even when she’s not releasing music, Perry is making headlines, most recently dressed as a giant chandelier and later a massive cheeseburger at the 2019 Met Gala. If anyone can follow this year’s ‘Camp’ theme, it’s Perry.
‘Never Really Over’ will be released on all streaming platforms on Friday, 31 May and is available to pre-save on Spotify here.