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The 'Firework' singer says she feels no pressure to equal the success of her last record 'Teenage Dream'.
Katy Perry has revealed she is about halfway through recording for her third studio album.
The 'Part Of Me' singer started work on the new album earlier this year, and has reunited with the likes of Dr. Luke and Max Martin after working with them on her 2010 record 'Teenage Dream'.
Despite fans clamouring for a sign of new music from the US pop star, Katy says she still doesn't feel any pressure to follow-up on the huge success of her latest release.
"When I put myself on a timeline, when I tell the record company I want to release the album, that's when the race starts," Katy revealed to Billboard this week. "That's when I put pressure on myself."
"Max and Luke push me the post," Katy explained while opening up about the process of creating the new record. "As a team we have certain strengths.
"With Max, it's melody choices, Luke is production and I'm top line and melody."
The 'Firework' singer also opened up about her unusual relationship with songwriter Bonnie McKee, who she worked with on songs like 'California Gurls' and 'Teenage Dream'.
"She came in from a yoga class and said, "I want to write a song called 'Double Rainbow'," Katy recalled. "So we have a song called 'Double Rainbow'!"
Check out a picture of Katy Perry working out in Los Angeles this week below (Credit: Pacific Coast News):
Earlier this month Katy arrived back in Los Angeles after visiting Madagascar as part of a charity trip with UNICEF.
Katy Perry and John Mayer announced their relationship had ended this month after a seven-month romance.