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Katy Perry in the studio: Producer Dr. Luke talks with EW

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Can Katy Perry pull off another hit as blockbuster as 2008’s One of the Boys? She’s surely trying.

The bi-curious pop minx has returned to the studio with uber-producer Dr. Luke (né Lukasz Gottwald), who produced Boys and co-wrote both of Perry’s smash singles “I Kissed A Girl and “Hot ‘N’ Cold” (He’s also the man behind Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” and “My Life Would Suck Without You,” as well as Avril Lavigne’s “Girlfriend” and Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok.”)

“I’m working on Katy Perry’s record right now,” Dr. Luke told the Music Mix on Wednesday. “Literally, yesterday was our first day, but it was amazing.” The big question, of course, is whether Perry has the mojo to produce another album that could be as successful as One of the Boys, which went twice platinum in the U.S. and garnered her three top-10 singles.

At this early stage, Luke is optimistic about the prospects: “I think so, I think so, I hope so,” he says. “I mean, having said that, I’m really proud of the work we already did. You know, of my songs that I’ve done, ‘Hot ‘N’ Cold’ was one of my favorite ones. It’s just fun. I like making songs where you can make people have a good time and have joy. That’s like the best thing you can possibly do, you know?”

Oh, we do—and we’re hoping for more. Do you agree? Are you happy to hear that you’ll have some new KP jams by this summer?

(Follow the Music Mix on Twitter: @EWMusicMix.)

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