Combine motivational rhythm, upbeat sounds and lyrics to sing at the top of your lungs, and you’ve got Katy Perry’s new album, “Prism.”
In this album, she dives into the emotional curves she experienced in her 2011 divorce to Russell Brand. With such a deep topic, we are left to experience a less bubblegum-pop vibe as in her previous album, “Teenage Dream.” However, her new songs welcome a new genre of sounds from Perry.
This week was the release of her fourth studio album with 12 tracks total. However, a 16-track deluxe edition is available on iTunes. As her songs echo positive, catchy measures, we get to experience the reality of her career as she braves the world, coming to a personal with her KatyCat fan club.
In songs like “By The Grace of God” and “Double Rainbow,” we get to grasp her more repressed emotions from her divorce. In “By The Grace of God,” she sings, “We were living on a fault line, and I felt like the fault was all mine,” exclaiming the deep-seated hurt she pours into her writing.
In songs such as “Roar,” we get energized to stand up and be confident in our choices-very contradictory to other tracks you’ll find on “Prism.”
Another genre that fans are attracted to on this album are her songs such as “Dark Horse,” “Walking On Air” and “Birthday,” which give club-like pulses-very new to Perry’s musical collection.
One error I find in Perry’s new production is that her niche is currently MIA. “There is no high volume party anthem like ‘Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)’ that captured her silly and playful side,” ABC News said. One thing that makes Perry so memorable is her authentic and gravitating spirited character.
As her sound develops to new genres, we can be assured that “Prism” is still relevant and promises variety.