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The Dolphin

The student-run news site of Le Moyne College.

The Dolphin

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Perry’s PRISM lights up pop music


Katy Perry’s new album appropriately named “Prism,” is surely a representation of the new chapter in this pop princess’ life. My wonder of the actual definition of “prism” lead me to the dictionary to find its meaning: used for dispersing light into a spectrum or for reflecting rays of light. Spreading light and love is exactly what Perry does on her thirdstudio album. Fans are seeing her finally return to her religious roots in almost every song and the album artwork is her most beautiful to date.

The deluxe version of this CD has 16 songs with captivatingly elaborate lyrics that effortlessly leave the mouth of Ms. Perry. As a fan myself, I have never heard Katy sound as flawless as she does on this album. Every song seems as though it was written with special care, and I can now understand why she was so ecstatic for this album to be released. From the mainstream pop, “Roar,” the 80’s retro “Walking On Air,” and R&B hit “Dark Horse,” Perry did a phenomenal job at making every song stand strong on its own.

The stand out track on “Prism” has to be “Unconditionally.” This could end up being my new favorite Katy Perry song of all time.  This love ballad could make you smile ear to ear and cry your eyes out all at the same time. “Come just as you are to me/don’t need apologies/know that you are worthy,” we hear Perry sweetly sing as she empowers the true meaning of unconditional love. I am sure this song will be played at many weddings to come.

Although there are diverse genres displayed on this album, Perry doesn’t forget what she does best: pop. Songs like “Roar,” “Birthday,” and “This is How We Do” scream the classic Katy Perry pop sound with improved lyrics and new alluring hooks.

Near the end of the album, we get to hear the softer side of Perry as she brings us into her religious roots. In case you weren’t aware, Perry started out as a Christian singer and then slowly found her way into the big leagues of mainstream music. “By the Grace of God” seems to be reminiscent of a failed relationship [possibly her divorce] as she sings “Thought I wasn’t enough/found I wasn’t so tough/layin’ on the bathroom floor” you can hear the sadness but eternally optimistic tone in her angelic voice throughout this almost five-minute-long song.

If you judge Katy Perry on her past albums, don’t. “Prism” easily sticks out among the rest, as a true artistic self-expression of Perry’s heart and soul. If I was her, I would be extremely overjoyed at the outcome of this album. I am sure fans everywhere will be lighting up with joy after listening to this one.


5 out of 5 Dolphins

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