Katy Perry Originally Expected 'Prism' To Launch Next Year: "I Couldn't Sit On It!"

2 October 2013, 11:16 | Updated: 2 October 2013, 12:40

The 'Firework' singer says she was ready with her new record a lot sooner than her label expected.

Katy Perry has revealed she pushed forward the release of her new album 'Prism' because she couldn't wait any longer to release new music.

The 'California Gurls' singer started work on the record, her third major outing, back in March this year and says she and her label initially envisaged a release of February 2014.

However, Katy says she soon realised her music would be ready to go a lot earlier and wanted to make sure she could put some songs out there as soon as possible

"In May I sat down with my managers and said, 'Guys, I think I'm going to have everything ready enough to come out this fourth quarter," Katy revealed to Billboard. "We weren't really thinking we'd be able to put anything out until February [2014], but you don't want to sit on something that's about to burst.

Check out a picture of Katy Perry out at Paris Fashion Week 2013 below (Credit: Goff):

"I didn't want to do Teenage Dream 2.0. Teenage Dream was highly conceptual, super-pop art," Katy also explained. "'Prism' is more organic, au natural, vulnerable and honest, but still has the same amount of fun."

Katy Perry closed out iTunes Festival 2013 with a performance earlier this week and releases new album 'Prism' on 18th October.