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Katy Perry New Album Prism Reviews Highlight "Grown Up" Side [VIDEO]; Mixed Reactions Call New Songs "Sophisticated", "Cheesy"; Perry Says Album Is "About Finding Your Inner Strength"

By Staff Writer | October 20, 2013 04:01 PM EDT

Katy Perry's new album Prism has a release date Tuesday, and the reviews are in!
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Katy Perry new album Prism release date is Tuesday, and reviews are coming in!


Katy Perry is striking a new, more "mature" tone on her new album Prism: "I love being mature. I'm ready for my 30s - I hear it's so much better than your 20s."


According to the Los Angeles Times, Katy Perry's new album Prism feels "grown-up":""Prism" strikes a newly sophisticated balance between accessibility and idiosyncrasy; it's a work of confession scaled to Top 40 dimensions, one in which Perry uses her success as license to explore inside and out."

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Katy Perry talked with the Los Angeles Times about her new song Roar: "Some people are going to see it as a song about cats.  But it's not just a song about cats. It's about finding your inner strength and not turning into a shell of yourself when you're faced with a situation you don't agree with.

"That may be a little psychological - like, What does it all mean?  But I literally just came from therapy, so I'm already there."
Katy Perry's lyrics deal with her experiences during her divorce from Russell Brand, which bring the album to a more personal and serious level.


Pretty Much Amazing writer Samuel Tolzmann describes Katy Perry's new album Prism in his review as "unsatisfying, cheesy, and very poorly written - but it has to be one of the best-produced mediocre pop albums in a while. It's a tepid collection that can be easily divided into two predictable categories, "bangers" and "wailers," but a robust team of gifted producers ensures that Prism is a fairly engaging listen almost in spite of itself."


According to USA Today, in her new album Prism Katy Perry is "stretching herself beyond the sugar-coated sparkle of Dream in search of higher forms of empowerment."


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