Katy Perry “Roars” on “Prism”

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Katy Perry’s newest album Prism is full of the hit pop tunes that she’s known for. But perhaps the most surprising part for her fans is her sadness when writing about her 2012 divorce from Russell Brand in the depressing-but-hopeful closing track “By the Grace of God,” according to Music-mix.ew.com. The album was released on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 and is now available on iTunes.

“It was a little dark-sided,” Katy Perry said of initial stabs at writing the third album Prism. “I did some self-reflection and let a lot of light in my life.”

According to Music-mix.ew.com,the new album includes some well received songs such as  “Roar”, “Legendary Lovers”, “Birthday” and “Ghost.” Perry sang 12 songs for an audience of reporters, radio programmers and industry execs, reported http://www.usatoday.com.

The “self-sabotaging record…that’ll be my fourth record,” she quipped at a Prism premiere party Thursday night at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, according to http://www.usatoday.com.

Perry, who says her recent single “Unconditionally” was partially influenced by current boyfriend John Mayer, declared that “By the Grace of God” is the only song from Prism specifically about her relationship with Brand, according to Music-mix.ew.com

“Well, imagine what you go through,” she told EW. “Imagine what happens when you go through a break up. We all go through break ups and we all get very depressed and desperate. The lyrics are very exact and autobiographical. That’s how I write. But the one thing about those lyrics is you can hear me finding my strength throughout the song. It starts off really low and then I kind of stand up for myself and say, ‘No!’”

In By the Grace of God, Katy Perry is lying on the bathroom floor, thinking about suicide.  By the Grace of God,is  “a stately track on Prism, Perry’s follow-up to Teenage Dream, the 2010 sophomore effort that secured her status as the ruling queen of feel-good pop,” reported http://www.usatoday.com.

“Thought I wasn’t enough, Found I wasn’t so tough,” Perry sings. But then the tone changes to something more inspiring. Perry picks herself up; “I looked in the mirror and decided to stay,” she declares in the song.

Prism, ” finds Perry stretching herself beyond the sugar-coated sparkle of Dream in search of higher forms of empowerment,” declared http://www.usatoday.com.