Everything You Need to Know About Katy Perry's 'Prism'

Everything You Need to Know About Katy Perry's 'Prism'

FUSE TV - Everything You Need to Know About Katy Perry's 'Prism'

After the historic run that Katy Perry's 2010 album Teenage Dream had, the SoCal pop star's upcoming album, Prism (October 22), has a lot to live up to. 

Teenage Dream debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and produced six Top 10 singles. It even delivered five No. 1 singles, making Katy the second musician ever (besides Michael Jackson!) to claim that title. So, you know, no pressure.

After releasing the album's reissue (Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection), Katy went off the grid for a bit. During that time she got divorced from Russell Brand (sad face), died her hair back to black, got a little spiritual and started hooking up with John Mayer. A lot has changed. And we'll hear that play out on Prism.

The album's anthemic first single, "Roar," arrived in early August and sold 557,000 units its first week (earning Katy's highest-selling first week ever). But can Prism break Teenage Dream records? We'll find out soon. In the meantime, here are five things we know for sure about the upcoming album.

1. It's Gonna Get Dark
Since first hitting the studio to work on the new album in late 2012, Katy has said that Prism will be "darker" than Teenage Dream. She did go through a divorce, after all. And those things aren't exactly full of rainbows and cupcake bras. 

She told The Sun in 2012, "My music is about to get real f-cking dark." And her longtime collaborator, Bonnie McKee, seconds that notion. Speaking to Extra TV about "Roar," Bonnie said, "It has that same kind of energy [as 'California Gurls'], but it has a little twist of darkness and perseverance behind it." 

And let's not forget the first "Roar" teaser. A (literally) dark-haired Katy is seen lighting her infamous blue wig on fire. So it's safe to say you can put the Manic Panic away... for now. 

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