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Katy Perry Announces Dance-Pop Album ‘143’: Here’s When It Arrives

After months of teasing her sixth studio album, Katy Perry has finally announced that her next project, titled 143, is on its way this fall.

On social media Wednesday (July 10), the 39-year-old pop star unveiled the LP’s cover art — a spacey photo of a nearly nude Perry seemingly levitating in the center of a blue and red cosmos. She also confirmed in the caption that the project will arrive Sept. 20, a full four years after her last album, Smile, arrived in 2020.

For those curious about the record’s wordless title, “143” is code for “I love you.” The usage dates back to the early 1900s, per Dictionary.com.

“I set out to create a bold, exuberant, celebratory dance-pop album with the symbolic 143 numerical expression of love as a throughline message,” Perry confirmed in a statement.

143 will be led by the recently retired American Idol judge’s previously announced single, “Woman’s World,” which arrives July 11 and was produced by Dr. Luke, Vaughn Oliver, Aaron Joseph and Rocco Did It Again!. One day prior to the album news, she shared a teaser for the track’s music video, featuring high-energy vocals and sultry shots of Perry playing a modernized Rosie the Riveter in a red, white and blue string bikini.

According to a release, the track will match much of the songs on 143 — a “sexy, fearless return to form for the multifaceted musician.”

Fans can also expect “empowering and provocative pop anthems” with “a lot of heart – and a lot of BPM.”

See Perry’s 143 announcement below.

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