Katy Perry's 'soulmate' writing for her new album

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 July 2013
Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Katy Perry is working on her new album with Bonnie McKee, who has previously collaborated with her on singles 'California Gurls', 'Teenage Dream', 'Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)' and 'Part of Me'

Katy Perry has been working on her new album with "soulmate" Bonnie McKee.

The 'Fireworks' hitmaker has been getting help writing songs for the follow-up to her massive album 'Teenage Dream' with Bonnie, who she has previously collaborated with on singles 'California Gurls', 'Teenage Dream', 'Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)' and 'Part of Me'.

Bonnie told MTV news: "We were just in [Katy's hometown of] Santa Barbara and we wrote three or four songs, I guess. So I have four songs with her coming out."

Singer-songwriter Bonnie puts her great working relationship with katy down to their similarity. On one occasion the pair coincidentally both penned tracks called 'The One That Got Away', and while Katy's was on 'Teenage Dream' Bonnie's version was recorded by Miranda Cosgrove.

Bonnie added: "Katy and I are really similar. That's kind of how we became friends. We met at Wasteland on Melrose [Avenue in Los Angeles], a thrift store. We just are totally on the same level ... We're just soulmates in that way, I guess."

Katy's music has grown since her last album and she is taking a "new approach."

Bonnie added: "I'm really excited for the world to hear it because she's taking a new approach. And I don't want to say too much about it, but it's definitely different. It's definitely a little more mature than the 'California Gurls' of yesterday."

Katy also appears in Bonnie's first-ever music video, for 'American Girl', off her upcoming debut album.

Katy Perry

The 'I Kissed a Girl' songstress heads out on her Witness world tour.

Birmingham Arena

Mon 18 Jun

£50–£120 / 0871 945 6000

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Thu 21 Jun

£50–£65 / 0844 800 0400

Manchester Arena

Fri 22 Jun

£299 / 0844 847 8000

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