Katy Perry Teases New Album With A “Top Secret” Outfit Detail

KP6 is coming.

Katy Perry on the red carpet.
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Katy Perry is teasing her return to music. The American Idol judge stopped by the Breakthrough Prize Ceremony in Los Angeles on April 13 with her fiancé, Orlando Bloom. Wearing a black strapless gown, Perry posed on the event’s red carpet holding a tiny transparent purse.

Inside was a white scroll reading, “KP6 TOP SECRET,” referencing the singer’s forthcoming sixth studio album, which fans have been anticipating since 2020’s Smile.

Offering a closer look, Perry later posted an Instagram video of the scroll. “Maybe we’ll open it up at some later date ... sounds good,” she says in the clip.

Perry’s fans, who she lovingly refers to as “KatyCats,” were quick to express excitement. “An album announcement is imminent! we are so ready!” one KatyCat wrote on Instagram. “The KP6 purse! Oh, she is coming,” another commented.

Daisy Dove Inspired KP6

The “Firework” hitmaker first teased her upcoming album in August 2023, telling Good Morning America that her new body of work will be inspired by the birth of her daughter, Daisy Dove.

Katy Perry teases her new album on the red carpet. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images

“I haven’t put any new material out since my Darling Daisy. I’m always writing, I have been,” she told GMA. “I think what’s really important to me is to be celebrating the world that I’ve got to build with all of these wonderful songs and to be responsible for a life for a three-year-old.”

While Perry teased the inspiration behind her yet-to-be-released new album, she didn’t offer any specific timeline regarding its release. “I will be back, but let me get this right,” she added.

The singer also referenced her much-anticipated sixth album at her Las Vegas residency show in November 2023. “If you couldn’t love me in my Witness and Smile eras, then you can’t love me in my KP6 era,” she joked on stage.