All those in attendance last night (September 5)–including Radio.com–got a chance to hear 12 of the 13 tracks off the record (the deluxe edition of Prism will feature 16) even though Perry started out the night saying she was only going to play 10. The singer said some of the tracks she played weren’t even finished yet and that she was still working on the final mix.
The album was recorded in both San Monica, California and Stockholm, Sweden, where she worked with Swedish songwriter and producer Klas Ahlund, who has collaborated with Britney Spears, Kesha, Madonna and fellow Swede Robyn. Perry admitted she was deeply influenced by Robyn’s style on this album.
She also mentioned that her friend DJ Mia Moretti inspired several songs on Prism, including one called “Walking On Air,” which she wrote about a day the two of them spent together in Central Park. While there they saw a bunch of roller skaters doing skate dancing to deep house music and she wanted to create a song that would be perfect for these skaters to dance to. We think we know what the theme of this music video will be.