Katy Perry’s Prism review

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Katy Perry’s new album, Prism has been available for just a couple of hours and I’m already, officially loving it. The sixteen-track album is now available for download and if you’re a KP fan, then GO, GO, GO!! The first single “Roar” was what we expected from the star… fun, light, poppy and awesome. It was received really well and it hit the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart recently too.

Then the star put out two other singles, Dark Horse which features rapper Juicy J and the song, Walking On Air. I think this one will grow in popularity as time goes on and I think it could become a massive hit on the dance floor.

While these singles are great and will definitely score Katy a lot more love on the charts, it’s the rest of the album that I really believe she shines. Her voice sounds incredible, especially on songs like “By the Grace of God” (Listen below). If you listen to the lyrics, you’ll hear the pain and raw emotion in her voice. One can assume it’s her way of dealing with her divorce to Russell Brand, which was clearly a very difficult period of her life. An obvious statement, much? Probably, but she never really opened up about the breakdown of her marriage, or least to the extent she does in this song. You’ll also pick up similar sentiments in the track “Ghost”.

Listen to By the Grace of God below:

But don’t worry; it’s not all sullen, sad ballads. They’re meaningful, mature tracks that I’m sure you will appreciate and love. If you’re looking for the positive Perry pop tracks; you’ll get those in the first half of the album. There are some really cool tracks like Birthday *whispers Happy birthday* and This Is How We Do (wicked track). I can see people putting this on before they head out… It’s a ‘Fuck yeah, I’m confident and I’m gonna rock the party’ vibe. The rest of the album will provide you with a greater insight into the real Katy Perry. I get the sense that she is more at ease, at peace, content and more spiritual than ever.

So what’s the significance of the album’s title, Prism? In a recent interview with On Air with Ryan Seacrest, Katy Perry said, “For a while I was figuring out what I am going to call this next record because “Teenage Dream”, here I was on that cotton candy cloud and then I kind of got a little bit of a punch in the face, a littlie falling down the stairs. So I wanted to call the next record “The Adult Reality (Doing Well in Therapy)”, but I thought that’d be a giving away too much. The reason I’m calling it “Prism” which comes out October 22nd is because I feel like I’ve let a lot of light into my life and now I can beam that light out through my songs to all of my fans”. Beam indeed because you stay winning Ms. Perry.

You might think this is cheesy, but the only track I don’t really dig is the one with Juicy J. The rest of the album is perfect. I love it! To Katy Perry, come play with us in SA… The Prism World Tour needs to stop by this part of the globe. To the rest of you, let the light that is Prism shine in your music collection folks!

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Listen: Katy Perry’s Dark Horse

Katy Perry‘s follow up single to Roar is here. This one is called Dark Horse. The single features Juicy J and is taken off her forthcoming album, Prism. It’s produced by Dr. Luke and Max Martin. I dig the inclusion of the drum loops, synth vibes. I wish she’d rap a few lines too… Maybe next album 😉 Thoughts?

P!nk’s The Truth About Love due out on September 17th

The ever cool P!nk is another big artist set to release a new album this year. It has been a while since her  2008 release called Funhouse,  but the wait is almost over. Her new offering will be out on the 17th of September. The album, her sixth, is titled The Truth About Love… or what she likes to describe, the dark, the light, the happy and the sad sides of love.

On this album she has teamed up with Greg Kurstin, who is famous for his work with Lily Allen, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Foster The People, as well as Dan Wilson (the guy who made Adele’s Someone Like You what it is today). And what would a P!nk record be without her partners in musical crime, Max Martin and Shellback, Billy Mann and Butch Walker.

There will be more on this album to follow in the build up to release, so stay tuned. In the mean time, if you missed it, have a listen to the first single off the album below. It’s called Blow Me (One Last Kiss)

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More deets on Britney’s ‘Femme Fatale’ album


We’ve got just under a month to go until Britney Spears releases her 7th studio album called Femme Fatale. The first single, ‘Hold It Against Me’ has already hit the number one spot around the globe- and with the hype around this album building, I’m pretty sure it will be one of the big releases of 2011. Britney now releases the follow up called ‘Till The World Ends’. The song was written by tiK toK singer Ke$ha. You can have a listen below:



Check out the full track listing below:

1. “Till the World Ends” (Produced by Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Billboard)
2. “Hold It Against Me” (Produced by Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Co-produced by Billboard)
3. “Inside Out” (Produced by Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Billboard)
4. “I Wanna Go” (Produced by Max Martin and Shellback)
5. “How I Roll” (Produced by Bloodshy, Henrik Jonback and Magnus)
6. “(Drop Dead) Beautiful” featuring Sabi (Produced by Benny Blanco, Ammo, JMIKE and Billboard)
7. “Seal It With a Kiss” (Produced by Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Dream Machine)
8. “Big Fat Bass” featuring will.i.am (Produced by will.i.am)
9. “Trouble for Me” (Produced by Fraser T Smith)
10. “Trip to Your Heart” (Produced by Bloodshy, Henrik Jonback and Magnus)
11. “Gasoline” (Produced by Dr. Luke and Benny Blanco)
12. “Criminal” (Produced by Max Martin and Shellback)
The deluxe version of the album will include these four additional tracks:

13. “Up N’ Down” (Produced by Max Martin, Shellback and Oligee)
14. “He About to Lose Me” (Produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins)
15. “Selfish” (Produced by Stargate and Sandy Vee)
16. “Don’t Keep Me Waiting” (Produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins)

Avril Lavigne’s new album details


Besides quite a public divorce, singer Avril Lavigne has been pretty quiet. That’s all about to change though, as the star prepares to release her new album Goodbye Lullaby. The album has been in the making for over two years now and will drop on the 8th of March next year. Avril is expected to release the first single “What the Hell” on New Year’s Eve during “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve.”

On the album, the Sk8ter Boi singer has worked with longtime collaborators Deryck Whibley, Evan Taubenfeld and Butch Walker and the ever so popular songwriter/producer Max Martin (Pink, Katy Perry, Britney Spears) too. Looking forward to hearing the first single and the full-length album too. In the mean time, here’s a track off Rihanna’s new album, which features a sample from Avril’s “I’m With You”. Apparently Rihanna was desperate to work with Lavigne on her new album, Loud, but settled for the sample instead. Who knows, maybe we can expect to hear a banger from the two ladies when Avril’s album drops in March. Rihanna is of course the queen of collaborations… Listen to the track below, I dig it!

For more information, visit http://www.AvrilLavigne.com.