Katy Perry’s Cryptic Social Media Activity Is Going Viral

And fans think they know why.

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Katy Perry on the red carpet.
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Katy Perry’s social media activity has the “KatyCats” purring. On Nov. 7, Perry changed her profile picture across social media platforms, which musicians are known to do ahead of a big announcement. (For example, Dua Lipa recently did the same as she prepared to announce her new album.)

Perry has yet to comment on her social media makeover, and while it could just be a matter of a simple profile refresh, that hasn’t deterred fans from theorizing about what it could mean.

“Oh she’s coming, new music is on the way,” one excited fan commented on X (formerly Twitter), while other users noted that Perry’s current black hair — which resembles her Teenage Dream era locks — could be another signal that she’s about to drop new music.

However, others aren’t convinced Perry’s update holds any significance. “I want to get excited about new music but I don’t wanna get my hopes up,” another fan commented, while some KatyCats were left scratching their heads. “What does this all mean?” one user asked.

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Last Year, Perry Revealed Plans For New Music

Perry previously updated fans on any potential new music during a 2022 appearance on Good Morning America.

“I’m always writing, I have been,” Perry said, adding that her priority is being a mother to her and Orlando Bloom’s daughter, Daisy Dove, who recently went viral after her first public appearance at Perry’s final Las Vegas residency show.

“I think what’s really important to me is to be celebrating the world that I’ve got to build with all of these wonderful songs and to be responsible for a life for a 3-year-old,” she added. “I will be back, but let me get this right.”

A year later, fans are still waiting patiently for Perry’s next album — and given that she’s currently on a break from American Idol and recently wrapped up her Vegas residency, the timing seems right.

Perry’s last studio album, Smile, was released in 2020, just two days after the birth of her daughter, and went on to peak at No. 5 on the Billboard 200.

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Perry’s Cryptic Posts

This isn’t the first time Perry’s social media activity has piqued fans’ interest. On July 4, Perry confused her 107 million Twitter followers with a mysterious Independence Day post.

The post in question included five emojis with no caption — including a baby, a pointing finger, the letter “A,” a flame, and an email inbox. “What does this mean? I’m confused miss California Gurl,” one puzzled fan commented. Eventually, the KatyCats decoded her message: It referred to the lyric “Baby you’re a firework” from the singer’s smash hit single “Firework.”

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