Katy Perry has finally made her long-awaited return.
The Pop singer has unleashed her sixth studio album, led by ‘Daisies.’ It continues the singer’s exploration into a more mature image that she began to explore on ‘Witness.’
That Grape Juice has been spinning it since it dropped on August 28. Join us below to find out which tracks are essential on ‘Smile’:
Never Really Over
For fans who miss the days of ‘Teenage Dream,’ well then, this is the closest Perry has come in years.
Featuring production from Zedd, she delivers a maximalist electro-pop effort that stands among her best. Not to mention the song also features one of her most emotive and belt-worthy choruses to date.
While it was a released over a year ago, the track still stands as testament that Perry’s hit-making is never really over.
Perry’s strengths as a Pop artist are on full display on ‘Daises.’
Acting as a spiritual sequel to ‘Firework,’ ‘Daises’ boasts a similar inspirational message, while featuring more mature lyrics.
It’s a wonder as to why this never made waves at Pop radio considering its linage and some of the most full-bodied guitars to appear on a song of hers in years.
Cry About It Later
A hypnotic thump paves the way for this avoidance jam.
Rather than confronting her issues, Perry finds solace in alcohol and flirting.
While this is generally standard, it especially rings true given the landscape of 2020 and the taxing effect it has had on people’s mental health.
In a year when disco has retaken the charts (see ‘Say So’ by Doja Cat and ‘Blinding Lights’ by The Weeknd) this song is destined to be a single.
While the hook is simple, it works in her favor and creates one of her most sing-along choruses in recent memory.
If promoted properly, it could lead Perry back to the top of the charts where she belongs.
Not The End Of The World
Easily the darkest song on ‘Smile,’ ‘Not the End of the World’ sees the 35-year-old dive headfirst into trap music.
Featuring the most memorable lyrics on the album, this ‘Game of Thrones’-esque ballad proves that there is always a way out of the darkness.
A sentiment that echoes across the rest of the album.
Do you agree with our picks?