Katy Perry’s Roar leaked

'There's a tiger on the loose!'

Let us hear you Roar.

ELLE cover star Katy Perry has been teasing us all week with snippets from her upcoming single – the first from her new album , due for release on 22 October – but, like all the best music these days, it fell victim to the dreaded leak over the weekend.

Katy, however, was typically gracious in defeat, tweeting: ‘Looks like there's a tiger on the loose!!! Make sure you catch it @iTunesMusic at midnight EDT TONIGHT! #ROAR.


‘Okay. I should sleep now as I have to get up at dawn... See you in the morning. RRRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAR. Also. Thank you. I appreciate your support, I really do.’

She has an ally in fellow songstress Lady Gaga, whose equally eagerly-awaited new single suffered the same fate over the weekend – and who suggested they join forces to ‘grab some shovels to f*** up some hackers’. Ahem.


Prism marks a new chapter for Perry, who has described the sound as ‘more grown-up’.

‘Before I even got started, I was written off as a novelty act,’ she said, speaking exclusively to Louise Gannon in her #KatyPerryELLE interview. ‘But I didn’t care because I knew I had aces up my sleeve – song after song after song.’

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