• No School - Spring Break - Mar.14 - Mar.18
  • No School - Spring Vacation Day - April 15
  • HS Theatre Spring Show - April 8-9
  • End of 3rd Quarter - Mar. 31
  • HS One Act Plays- April 13 at 7pm
  • No School - Prof. Development Day - April 25
The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

‘Prism’ by Katy Perry album review

This new album by Katy Perry brings out the more soulful and meaningful side to her. She shows the sad part of her experiences and expresses it in music. From breakups to lovely melodies, “Prism” shows the darker side of this West Coast singer. Photo Courtesy: AltaVista
This new album by Katy Perry brings out the more soulful and meaningful side to her. She shows the sad part of her experiences and expresses it in music. From breakups to lovely melodies, “Prism” shows the darker side of this West Coast singer.
Photo courtesy of AltaVista.

The singer’s recent album features a new twist to her singing style. Her interesting electro-pop songs are surely likable. Ever since her first single, “I Kissed a Girl,” she has risen to the height of her fame.

Starting with the release of “Roar,” she has dominated the charts. Her almost spiritual album has brought fans to see a hidden side of Katy Perry. It’s sprinkled with sadder-but-wiser ballads about losing love and finding yourself.

Each of the songs in “Prism” has a different sound to it. From the disco type song, “Birthday,” to the ‘90s hip-hop type song, “Walking on Air.” This album is well rounded and keeps fans up to beat. Fans can’t help but bob their heads or dance to these amazing vocals.

The album also features a slow, diluted song featuring Juicy J, “Dark Horse.” These songs are earth-scorching sympathy generators: By the end of “Ghost,” a deep-heavy slow song is created. “By the Grace of God” is a beautiful piano ballad that ranks among Perry’s strongest.

Story continues below advertisement

“By the Grace of God” also includes meaningful details that sound as if the singer was pouring out her heart and soul. For instance, such lines like: “I thank my sister for keeping my head above the water / When the truth was like swallowing sand.” It is sentimental to say the least but for good reason since this is about the pain she felt during her break-up with Russell Brand. And the haunting piano melody we hear in the background just adds to all the drama of this track.

The album offers some notable diversity and that is a welcome surprise in the right direction. “Prism” no longer sounds like you are listening to the same tracks over and over again which essentially were “copied and pasted” in one continuous sequence.

More to Discover
About the Contributor
Amy Deng, Managing Editor
Hello! My name is Amy Deng and I am a senior at Sycamore High School. This is my fourth year on staff and I currently hold the position of managing editor for the print magazine, The Leaf. My job is to design the style sheet, mentor new students, and oversee the design process of the print platform. I enjoy writing articles on multiple genres, including feature, news, and sports. In particular, I work with several design programs such as Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop to create pages and layouts for the Leaf. I joined journalism hoping to experience hands-on news coverage and to improve my writing skills. Over the years, I have grown to enjoy and value my experiences in the classroom. Through collaborating with other staff members, I have developed and improved my communication and leadership skills; and through working as a team, we have been able to produce an award-winning, student-run news magazine. I am excited for the new year and can’t wait to see what it holds! More about myself: I have always been involved with sports ever since I was a child. I participated in synchronized swimming for seven years and am currently a part of the school varsity swim team and during the offseason I am part of a club team, BASH. In addition, I have always been passionate about my cultural roots which is why I am the vice president of the Chinese Club. My role is to lead club presentations and organize bi-weekly activities. I also volunteer at Bethesda North Hospital as an escort where I discharge patients. Additionally, my favorite hobby is listening to music. I enjoy a wide span of genres and a few of my favorite artists include: Two Door Cinema Club, Mac Demarco, Beach House, Bon Iver, Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino, and Stevie Wonder. Quote to live by: “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others” - Audrey Hepburn.
Activate Search
‘Prism’ by Katy Perry album review