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Katy Perry Makes Angels Cry on New Single 'Walking on Air'

Latest 'Prism' song is a thumping Nineties-style house track

Katy Perry performs in Las Vegas.
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September 30, 2013 8:55 AM ET

Katy Perry shared her latest single, "Walking on Air," off upcoming album Prism at midnight last night. The retro-inspired song has Perry describing a transcendent kind of attraction. "There's disco paradise, even heaven is jealous of our love / Yes, we make angels cry, raining down on earth from up above," she sings on the Nineties-style house track. 

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The new song follows debut single "Roar" from Prism, which is due out on October 22nd.   

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