Katy Perry Witness Album Reaction and Review
Watch me, Everyday Marvin, react to Katy Perry's Witness album! So here I am reviewing the Katy Perry album Witness. I created a full reaction video and mini- review to her most recent piece of work. This album CAME out in 2017 and that is when I originally listened to it.
The following will be my overal opinion of this pop album. my likes, dislikes and general commmentary.
The album starts off with the song Witness is the title track. This gets things off to a somewhat slower pace. I like the lyrics which center around finding someone to stand still with and not always focusing only on the everyday hustle and bustle. I understood where she was coming from and it initially won my praise upon first listen.
The next song is "Hey Hey Hey". This song was my jam to first listen. I found myself dancing around to it multiple times. Unfortunately after many repeats I found my self kind of underwhelmed by it. It gives off that Britney Spears 'Hold It Against Me' vibe. There are the wubs and all the sound effects fro like 2011 or something.
Roulette is the next song and quite enjoyable. It gives off this 80s feel which kind of carries throughout the rest of the album. I think this one comes off as fresh and some throwback fun.
Swish Swish - This is the big single from this album and it works just as well as it did upon initial release. I found my self having quite a good time dancing and repeating the lyrics. This seems like a good anytime number that will get a room in a good mood. I could serious hear his at a a basketball game much like the music video.
Deja Vu - This song gives the 80s vibe again and covers territory that most couples seem to retread again and again. I get the lyrics and it has a slick production to it.
Power- OK this one is probably my favorite number of the whole album. I was surprised when I first heard it. It gives off this r&b and Michael Jackson vibe for real!!! I like the message even if it might get a little uncomfortable at times. For instance, when she talks about her mom and how she has to break the cycle in order to sit first at the dinner table. I really felt like this number was very personal one for her. I could listen to this on one repeat.
Mind Maze - This song goes well right after the previous one! This one gives off a trippy vibe and lots of autotune to boot. I found myself getting lost in all of the hazziness of it. This wasn't necessary bad. It just it is very entrancing track.
Miss You More - Ok this reminds a lot of something off of her "Prism" album. It is slower and obviously meant be more of a ballad of sorts. I liked the lyrics and think many people can understand where she is coming from. A lot of us found that we fantasize the best of a past relationship when in reality it wasn't quite that grand.
Chained to the Rhythm - OK so this was like the first single I believe and it has a socially aware message that comes along with it. This song to me doesn't seem to quite fit in the mist of this album. This could have been a bonus song to me honestly.
Tsunami - This is a cool little ditty. It talks of coming together with a lover and making love until a storm of sort is caused by all the intensity.
Bon Appétit - So this was a single and features the Migos. I liked it when I first heard it. It kind of wore off after a while though. Now I see it as fun little number to dance to but not much beyond that. One youtuber said that they thought this was filled with tired cliches and euphemisms. I could see what he was saying but it is decent song to me.
Bigger Than Me - This song is covering the topic of GOD as far as I can understand. It is not a terrible song but not one i want to repeat much.
Save as Draft -This is another great album song. It is in the same lane of "Miss You More" from earlier in the album. It is covering topic that many people have probably been in. The position where you could message the ex-lover but you know better and decide not to send the message after all. This song could have only really been done in the age of cellphones and social media.
Pendulum - This song kind of has a churchy feel to it. It is ok song and kind of uplifting.
Into Me You See - This is the album's last song and not exactly super memorable. There are a few lyrics that I got. The one about staying guard because if they don't know you they can't hurt you definitely rung a bell for me!
My favorites : Power ,Roulette,Deja Vu,Swish Swish,Miss You More, Save as Draft,Tsunami
I would give this album somewhere between B+ and A.It isn't a perfect album but defintely has some worth listening numbers.
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