Katy Perry released her highly anticipated album PRISM Oct. 22, known for her playful and fun pop hits, Perry exhibiting a darker more personal side on her album.
Revealing a more somber time in her life, Katy started writing for this album shortly after her divorce from actor Russell Brand which is evident in tracks like “Unconditionally” and “Ghost.”
In an interview with Mario Lopez during her album release party, Perry explained that she realized later into the record that she didn’t want it to be a depressing album. She decided to pick herself back up and rather than dwell on her hardships, she decided to come back stronger than ever.
In songs such as “Roar,” she begins how she’s been knocked around and has had enough and decides to come back a fighter.
In the beautiful ballad, “By the Grace of God,” Perry sings, “I put one foot in front of the other and I looked in the mirror and decided to stay wasn’t gonna let love take me up that way.”
Being that Perry’s album is far from her fun teenage outlook on life, I asked student Nicole Hamilton what her take on the record was and she responded, “I thought it was great. I am a huge fan of Katy Perry and she can never go wrong with anything she does. My favorite song is Dark Horse featuring Juicy J.”
Perry has a strong fan base and I being one of her fans believe that anyone who listens to this album will be pleased by each song.
The vulnerability that Perry expresses in her music without fear is relatable to he fans.