Katy Perry’s birthday is not until October, yet she’s ready to celebrate now.
The pop star announced that “Birthday” will be her next single via Twitter on Thursday.
Not only that, but she posted the cover art for the song (via MTV News), which features the greatest Throwback Thursday image of all time: a real-life photo of Katy as a young girl.
“Billboard” reported that the song was already heating up the Pop Songs chart, so it appeared to be a natural choice to follow her no. 1 hit “Dark Horse.” The music video for “Dark Horse” has seen more than 177 million views since its debut a month ago.
It’s been a big week for Perry, who announced that she will join her tour mate, Kacey Musgraces, for an episode of “CMT Crossroads.”
They will team up later this month, with the episode set to air in June on CMT.
Check out a 90-second sample of “Birthday” below and tell us your feelings about the new single in the comments!