ALMBUM REVIEW: KATY PERRY - PRISM
Katy Perry has harnessed the darker elements in her life, like her divorce from funnyman Russell Brand, for this fourth album,
Prism, but in true Perry style, it’s never going to be all doom and gloom. Compared to the sugary sweet feel of 2010’s Teenage Dream and 2008’s One Of The Boys, Prism may seem a moodier affair, but it’s not really. It opens with the anthemic Roar, with the 28-year-old singing, “You’re gonna hear me roar, louder than a lion, ‘cos I am a champion...”.
Legendary Lovers features stomping beats and drums, while new single Unconditionally is all about love. Birthday and This Is How We Do, with its heavy beats, are reminiscent of Last Friday Night (TGIF). There are dance beats too, courtesy of Swedish producer Max Martin, on tracks like This Moment, It Takes Two and Walking On Air. More personal than previous albums, Prism shows Perry (born Katheryn Hudson) is still sugar and spice, and everything nice.