Pop production duo Stargate have weighed in on Katy Perry‘s songwriting prowess this week, sharing their thoughts on just how much she actually contributes to the songs that have made her one of Pop’s brightest stars.
Will Ms. Perry like what they have to say about her?
Find out below…
A Norwegian to English translation of their recent conversation with VG Rampelys reads:
“Firework” was according Stargate the first song they made together with Perry, and took just one day to nail.
– A good day at work. We made the music, she made “topline”, ie text, melody and concept, and I would say that it shows that she is at the top level what songwriting is concerned, says Hermansen.
– I do not think people are aware of how skilled she is at it. She has worked with Max Martin and Dr. Luke, and then it is not always easy to know who really wrote the songs. But when we met her, it was clear to us what a talented and purposeful songwriter she is.
Stargate, which has ten number one hits in the USA on your resume, was also impressed by Perry’s voice qualities.
– As a vocalist, I would say that she is undervalued. She sings the audience away. When we created “Firework” we let down a demo vocals first night, which was very good and raw. We decided to keep it exactly as it was, without choir or overdubbinger. It can only do with the really good singers. Because she usually sings such perfectly produced pop hits I do not think people think about how good she is as a singer, says Hermansen.