Katy Perry Posts Fake Album Cover For April Fool’s Day

Katy Perry at The Human Rights Campaign on March 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty)

Katy Perry has kept fans eager with the promise of a new album this year, and it looks as though the singer decided to have some fun with them for April Fool’s Day.

Perry posted a picture on Instagram with the caption “I’m proud to announce the cover for my 4th album!” before adding “Happy April Fools! Been plotting in the same type of sports bra from my IM and laminated calendar since 99.” While the prank may ruffle the feathers of fans desperate for new music, there’s little denying that the attached photo– of Perry sitting on a chair with messy hair and a sports bra– would not have made for the most sleek album cover.

Perry, who returned from a brief hiatus with the hit single “Chained to the Rhythm” in February, has been extremely secretive about her upcoming project. With no mention of guest features, artwork, or even a tentative release date, the only information fans have to go on are clues and hints, like Perry’s Instagram post below, which suggests her music might take a more political approach. “Hillary lit a fire inside of me that burns brighter and brighter every day, and that fire will NEVER be put out,” wrote Perry, “It’s funny, sometimes people who disagree with me just say, ‘Shut up and sing.’ Boy, will I do so in a whole new way… next year. Hell hath no fury like a woman REBORN.”

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Slowly, I am coming down from the beautiful cloud that was Tuesday night's @UNICEF Snowflake Ball. First and foremost, I am incredibly grateful to have received the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award from my hero @HillaryClinton. This award will be a constant reminder to get out of my bubble and back into the field to shine a light on issues that matter most, especially to illuminate the plight of vulnerable children who are living without basic human needs and rights. This honor is a starting line, not a finish line, for me, and I am excited for where my new ambition and purpose leads me! I was profoundly moved and thoroughly surprised when Hillary showed up to give me this award. I broke down and wept watching her take the stage. The last time I was in NYC was for Election Night. I left covered in a blanket of sadness and despair because for me, and I imagine others, the results triggered a lot of dormant fears and emotions to the surface. I feared that we were not ever going to see the light of justice or fairness. I felt vulnerable, confused and frightened like a child. From the outside it probably looks as though I've always had a "voice." Truth is, I have never had one like I have found in the past year. I have a found a new voice, a more determined voice. I grew up sheltered, suppressed and kept silent for fear of giving the wrong answer. I would reveal my poor education. Or I was just scared. Hillary helped me see that we're all in this together, no matter where we come from, what color we are, or what status and education we have or don't have. Hillary lit a fire inside of me that burns brighter and brighter every day, and that fire will NEVER be put out. Feelings of despair still comes in waves, but now more than ever I am MOTIVATED to fight against social injustice and to promote equality and kindness as best I know how, through my art and influence. I am continually inspired by her strength and how she continues to rise like the Phoenix she is, every time. It's funny, sometimes people who disagree with me just say, "Shut up and sing." Boy, will I do so in a whole new way… next year. Hell hath no fury like a woman REBORN.

A post shared by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on Dec 1, 2016 at 12:33pm PST

In March, Perry revealed more about the album to Capital FM Radio, saying “I’ve got something swirling, but, you know, I think I want to put out some songs first before I give them the full meal. I think we are digesting things in bite-size these days and that’s what we can handle. It’s not shade at all anything like that — you’ll know when it’s shade.” There have also been rumors that Perry shot a music video in December, and that potential song titles might include “Heartache Crusade” and “Crocodile Tears,” but none of these have been confirmed.

In the meantime, check out the music video, for “Chained to the Rhythm” below.

Katy Perry – Chained To The Rhythm (Official) ft. Skip MarleyGet “Chained To The Rhythm” off Katy’s new album ‘Witness’: katy.to/witnessYd Katy Perry Complete Collection on Spotify: katy.to/SpotifyCompleteYD Katy Perry Essentials on Apple Music: katy.to/AMEssentialsYD Watch your favorite Katy videos on YouTube: katy.to/MusicVideosYD Official video for “Chained to the Rhythm” directed by Mathew Cullen, produced by Danny Lockwood, Rob Newman, Ben Leiser & Javier Jimenez.…2017-02-21T12:00:05.000Z

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