“Working with Max Martin and Dr Luke was a wonderful collaborative effort. I worked with them on the first record [One of the Boys], and of course I wanted to come back and work with them even more on this record, so instead of it being two songs we have six or seven on this record now.”
Katy also said that she’s penned a song with the production duo called “Californian Girl”, which is her official answer to Jay-Z and Alicia Keys NYC anthem “Empire State of Mind”:
“It’s so great that ‘Empire State of Mind’ is huge and that everyone has the New York song, but what the fuck? What about L.A.? What about California?
“It’s been a minute since we had a California song and especially from a girl’s perspective. We took the references of Prince, which is always a great reference, and some of the 90’s, almost house music references.”