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Katy Perry  Previews Album ‘Prism’ at NYC event

  • FILE - This July 28, 2013 file photo shows singer Katy Perry at the world premiere of "The Smurfs 2" in Los Angeles. Perry says though she’s “older and wiser,” she still plans to have fun on her new album. Perry debuted 12 songs from “Prism” in front of an audience of 100 industry insiders and journalists Thursday, Sept. 5, in New York.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - This July 28, 2013 file photo shows singer Katy Perry at the world premiere of "The Smurfs 2" in Los Angeles. Perry says though she’s “older and wiser,” she still plans to have fun on her new album. Perry debuted 12 songs from “Prism” in front of an audience of 100 industry insiders and journalists Thursday, Sept. 5, in New York. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

  • FILE - This July 28, 2013 file photo shows singer Katy Perry at the world premiere of "The Smurfs 2" in Los Angeles. Perry says though she’s “older and wiser,” she still plans to have fun on her new album. Perry debuted 12 songs from “Prism” in front of an audience of 100 industry insiders and journalists Thursday, Sept. 5, in New York.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - This July 28, 2013 file photo shows singer Katy Perry at the world premiere of "The Smurfs 2" in Los Angeles. Perry says though she’s “older and wiser,” she still plans to have fun on her new album. Perry debuted 12 songs from “Prism” in front of an audience of 100 industry insiders and journalists Thursday, Sept. 5, in New York. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

  • FILE - This Aug. 25, 2013 file photo shows Katy Perry at the MTV Video Music Awards in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Perry says though she’s “older and wiser,” she still plans to have fun on her new album. Perry debuted 12 songs from “Prism” in front of an audience of 100 industry insiders and journalists Thursday, Sept. 5, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - This Aug. 25, 2013 file photo shows Katy Perry at the MTV Video Music Awards in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Perry says though she’s “older and wiser,” she still plans to have fun on her new album. Perry debuted 12 songs from “Prism” in front of an audience of 100 industry insiders and journalists Thursday, Sept. 5, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

  • FILE - This Aug. 25, 2013 file photo shows Katy Perry at the MTV Video Music Awards in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Perry says though she’s “older and wiser,” she still plans to have fun on her new album. Perry debuted 12 songs from “Prism” in front of an audience of 100 industry insiders and journalists Thursday, Sept. 5, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - This Aug. 25, 2013 file photo shows Katy Perry at the MTV Video Music Awards in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Perry says though she’s “older and wiser,” she still plans to have fun on her new album. Perry debuted 12 songs from “Prism” in front of an audience of 100 industry insiders and journalists Thursday, Sept. 5, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

  • FILE - This July 28, 2013 file photo shows singer Katy Perry at the world premiere of "The Smurfs 2" in Los Angeles. Perry says though she’s “older and wiser,” she still plans to have fun on her new album. Perry debuted 12 songs from “Prism” in front of an audience of 100 industry insiders and journalists Thursday, Sept. 5, in New York.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
  • FILE - This July 28, 2013 file photo shows singer Katy Perry at the world premiere of "The Smurfs 2" in Los Angeles. Perry says though she’s “older and wiser,” she still plans to have fun on her new album. Perry debuted 12 songs from “Prism” in front of an audience of 100 industry insiders and journalists Thursday, Sept. 5, in New York.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
  • FILE - This Aug. 25, 2013 file photo shows Katy Perry at the MTV Video Music Awards in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Perry says though she’s “older and wiser,” she still plans to have fun on her new album. Perry debuted 12 songs from “Prism” in front of an audience of 100 industry insiders and journalists Thursday, Sept. 5, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
  • FILE - This Aug. 25, 2013 file photo shows Katy Perry at the MTV Video Music Awards in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Perry says though she’s “older and wiser,” she still plans to have fun on her new album. Perry debuted 12 songs from “Prism” in front of an audience of 100 industry insiders and journalists Thursday, Sept. 5, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)


New York — Katy Perry says although she’s “older and wiser,” she still plans to have fun.

Perry debuted 12 songs from her new album, Prism, to be released Oct. 22, in front of an audience of 100 industry insiders and journalists Thursday night in New York. The beat-driven album features likable, radio-friendly tracks, much like her multi-hit 2010 effort, Teenage Dream.

The 28-year-old pop star played songs like the ‘80s-inspired Birthday, which she called “something like Mariah Carey would have put on her first album.” She said Unconditionally was her favorite song and she was proud to have written it. Dark Horse, which features rapper Juicy J, sounds like a Southern rap-techno mashup.

Perry’s first single, Roar, bumped Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines from the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week. She debuted the music video for the track Thursday.

Prism features producers Dr. Luke, Klas Ahlund, Sia, Bloodshy, Greg Kurstin and others. Some of the new tracks include emotional lyrics.

She sings “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” on Double Rainbow, and on By the Grace of God, she sings “wasn’t going to let love take me out that way.”

“Prism” will include 13 tracks; its deluxe version will have 16 songs. The singer was excited and playful at the event, and even cracked a few jokes. She said the album was due at her label on Monday, but not all of the tracks were mixed.

“It’s the ‘Prism’ preview. I wanted to show you what my prism can do,” she said to laughs.

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