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 didnt care because I knew I had aces up my sleeve song after song after song.