VIDEO: Katy Perry Unveils 'Prism' Cover Art on GMA
Katy Perry appeared on this morning's Good Morning America on ABC to debut her Prism album cover. The album is set to be released October 22nd. "I shot it with this amazing New York photographer namEd Ryan McGinley,' Perry explained on the morning show. "And I just wanted it to be pure and radiant and full of light." Check out the appearance below!
"The reason why I named the record Prism is because, you know, for a minute I was going through a transitional period in my life. It was a little bit dark, yes, but it was kind of like what they call your return of Saturn; it's when you're about to go into your 30s and you actual have to be an adult," she explained. "But, you know, I embrace the light. I let the light in and it influenced all my songs and then I get to kind of beam the light out to all my fans through these songs. I want to make people happy, and smile."
Perry also promised there will be even more anthems on the new album. "Basically, my last record was very thematic, and the theme this record for me is just 'me.' It's kind of like stripped-down, raw, more essential oils of who I am. There's a lot of light and hope and love and storytelling," she shared.
In addition to premiering her album cover, the singer announced the "Roar" fan contest. Fans can submit videos of themselves singing her single and on her birthday (October 25) she will perform at the high school that wins her "Roar" video contest. Check out details on the contest here!