Matching Michael Jackson’s consecutive record of number ones was a landmark in Katy Perry’s career, cementing her as one of today’s most outstanding pop acts. With a sixth single already making its way to the airwaves, ‘The One That Got Away’, Perry has been revealed to be working on an upcoming ‘mysterious’ release involving the recordings that didn’t make the final track listing in Teenage Dream.

A year ago exactly, Rihanna hinted at a collaboration with Perry for a possible album re-release, then in February this year, rumors swirled about a feud between producer Dr. Luke and Perry, these were subsequently denied and Dr. Luke reported he had just put final touches on Katy’s newest single. Then, in one of Katy’s twitter rants she tweeted she had been in the studio with producer Christopher ‘Tricky’ Stewart; now the cat is out of the bag, as Stewart states he has been revisiting leftover tracks originally meant for Teenage Dream, for a project Katy has in plans.

Stewart told Mtv News the following,

“Katy and I went into [the studio] just to address some issues with records that we had done in the past that didn’t end up going on Teenage Dream” he said. “So we are in the process of just listening and freshening up things and getting ready for something special she has going on.”

“I don’t know what it is, but I know she has something going on because she wants to be in the studio…So that’s good… I can tell you that Katy likes the studio again; that’s always a good thing.”

Its only obvious a re-release has been postponed several times due to the success of the album and its singles, so what seems more likely is an extended play or mini-album what is in the works, or who knows, a brand new album even. Stewart did not elaborate into what the ‘special something’ she has going on specifically is, however, he did address a song in particular.

“This song is really special. It’s called ‘Dressing Up so it’s going to be a big record, I think,” he said. “It definitely fits. It’s right there in what her sensibilities are as a musician and a songwriter. She doesn’t change much. She has a very keen musical taste. It’ll be really good.”

If anybody remembers or is up to date with random Katy music leaks (or unreleased material for that matter), a 1:30 minute snippet of a track titled ‘Dressing Up’ made its way to the web, along a flawless Bonnie McKee co-penned track ‘Part Of Me’, months after the release of Teenage Dream, and both songs sound absolutely incredible, with ‘Dressing Up’ throwing in a bunch of sexual fantasy cosplay and cat references, while ‘Part Of Me’ being an anthemic getaway from a constraining relationship.

The future for Perry looks brighter than her present already is, and a continuation of the magic scattered in Teenage Dream wouldn’t be out of place at this moment, neither out of the question. Katy is definitely a likeable artist and performer, so extending the longevity ofย  her successful album is only natural.

The tracks Tricky Stewart produced (‘Circle The Drain’, ‘Who Am I Living For?’ and ‘Hummingbird Heartbeat’) for Teenage Dream were ace, and didn’t sound like anything he had produced before, and gave a rockier edge to the album overall, which was predominantly pop, so expect nothing less than amazing in whatever Perry has scheduled to release after wrapping promotions for her most recent single.

Get ready for new Katy Perry music, and don’t forget to purchase ‘The One That Got Away’ and request it on radio.

C.Perez