Katy Perry released her fourth studio album this week, Prism, where she confronts a very different side of herself. Katy gets "spiritual" and brings fans through her divorce with song, getting more sentimental at times. One thing is certain that Katy Perry knows how to produce catchy songs.
While she insists that she has mixed some different sounds in, listening to Prism feels like listening to a more polished version of Teenage Dream than anything else. Katy Perry is good in her genre of bubble gum pop. Power ballads like "Dark Horse" and 'Unconditionally," separate Perry slightly from the pop pack. Once you get to "This Is How We Do" and "International Love," you realize that Prism is a bunch of recycled beats with new lyrics.
Backed by Clear Channel's iHeart Radio with a LA based release party/concert, the promotion for Prism spoke for itself, but only time will tell if the sales match up. Perry's Teenage Dream in 2010 sold just under 200,000 copies in its' first week. Miley Cyrus' Bangerz sold 270,000 copies in its' first week, which was the highest selling album for a female up to this point in 2013.