Katy Perry On New Album: "It Would Be Stupid To Recreate 'Teenage Dream'"

2 March 2012, 13:54 | Updated: 2 March 2012, 14:35

The 'Last Friday Night' singer says her third record will be markedly different from her 2010 album.

Katy Perry says she is looking forward to taking her music in a new direction for the follow-up to sophomore release 'Teenage Dream'.

The 'Firework' singer says she would like to incorporate a more acoustic feel on her next record, and admits the pressure of recording a follow-up to her hugely successful 2010 release is quite daunting.

"I've been thinking about my future and what the next move is in terms of what I need to do," Katy told Bridesmaids star Kristen Wiig for the new issue of Interview magazine. "I think it would be pretty stupid to try and redo this last record that had all of this success. Maybe it's time to do something that's different that can't be compared.

"I just feel like I'm going to be criticised regardless of what I do next, so I might as well do something that I feel really passionate about.

Katy added: "I don't even know if I could ever re-create that last record – just like you probably don't know if you could ever re-create Bridesmaids.

Yesterday (1st March) Katy admitted she feels ready to "close the chapter" on 'Teenage Dream' and move on to a new era of her music career.

Katy Perry will release a special edition of her second album renamed 'Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection' on 13th March.