Hear Katy Perry's new song, 'Walking on Air'
September 30th, 2013
05:21 PM ET

Hear Katy Perry's new song, 'Walking on Air'

In order to create "Prism," Katy Perry's upcoming October release, the pop star had to step out of the dark and into the light.

Perry has been frank about finding herself in a dour place following the unraveling of her marriage to British comedian Russell Brand, and for a while it sounded like "Prism" was going to be a somber reflection of that tumultuous period in her life.

When she first went into the studio to work on the record last November, she hadn't yet "let the light in," as the 28-year-old told Billboard magazine.

But after some traveling and self-reflection - it sounds like she really got into Eckhart Tolle around this time - Perry found a brighter, cathartic groove.

"I didn't want to do 'Teenage Dream 2.0,'" Perry said, referring to her chart-topping 2010 record. "'Teenage Dream' was highly conceptual, super-pop art. 'Prism' is more organic, au naturale, vulnerable and honest, but still has the same amount of fun."

On it, fans'll find a heavy '90s influence, some of which can be heard on Perry's newest "Prism" reveal, "Walking on Air."


Working on "Prism," Perry told Billboard that she was "really inspired by this little six-minute thing by Eckhart Tolle where he speaks about loss (in 'The Power of Now'). When you lose something, all your foundations crumble - but that also leaves a big hole that's open for something great to come through."

"Prism," which also features the No. 1 single "Roar," is slated for release on October 22.

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    November 5, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Stupid

    when she goes too sleep I do it, when she moves I stop, when she talks she does it too annoy me so I stop.
    have you EVER heard of this sh-t in your life....you deserve it Mayer....haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Try going too another state mayer you maybe free too pull over there...haaaaaaaaaaaaa

    October 4, 2013 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hysterical relationship

    The guy can't even do THAT.....what can you do without betch controlling haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

    He calls HER boring...he gets balled out for wacking haaaaaaaaaaaaa

    October 4, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. She won't even allow mayer too do the wack

    all his fault .. good for him

    October 4, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. alucarD

    /boring entertainment
    +2 for the jugs tho

    October 4, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Drums

    we are ready for tonight-better then birthday party.....hunkomania was hysterical

    October 4, 2013 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  7. SKY


    October 3, 2013 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  8. RCDC

    She has talent. But her MTV are R rated. Most especially when she handles that mike.

    October 2, 2013 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Tltty Perry

    Stop looking at my baby feeders

    October 2, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mayer&Perry

    She is just too cute and a wonderful voice..... good luck with your new relationship with John Mayer

    October 1, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |

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