Katy Perry proved she was ‘one of the boys’ with her 2008 breakthrough album, and now MTV News reports that the “I Kissed a Girl” singer is readying the follow-up to her Grammy nominated effort. Perry chatted about her forthcoming new album while on the orange carpet for the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards on March 27 and told MTV, “I’m so excited! It’s so exciting. It’s coming out this summer. It’s a summer record.” Perry has been spending some time in the studio with an eclectic batch of collaborators ranging from Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo to hitmakers like Dr. Luke and Max Martin.
When asked what fans can expect from her as-yet-untitled forthcoming album, Perry said, “It’s what I said I wanted earlier. We nailed it: It’s roller-skating! It’s ’90s! It’s Ace of Base! It’s Cyndi Lauper! It’s like all these colors and more.” Although Perry wasn’t able to work with producer Calvin Harris like she’d hoped, the California native did hint that the album might feature “some really cool guest appearances by some cool rappers from the West Coast,” adding, “I mean, you’ll just have to see, since I’m a California girl, you know. And then some best friends might be appearing ? We’ll see.” Perry will likely hit the road once her album arrives, so get