About Witness . On Friday, February 10, 2017, Katy Perry released the lead single, Chained to the Rhythm featuring Skip Marley from her fifth studio album, Witness. On May 15, 2017, Katy confirmed that the album is set to be released on Friday, June 9th, 2017, through Columbia Records. The album includes 15 tracks. The album was preceded by three singles including Bon Appetit featuring Migos and Swish Swish featuring Nicki Minaj. To further promote the album, Perry will embark on The Witness World Tour September 2017
Witness is the title to the fourth mainstream studio album by Katy Perry. This is her fifth solo studio album overall, including the Christian-gospel album, Katy Hudson. The album was described by Perry to be about different types of "liberation" from political liberation to sexual.
Perry's fifth studio album 'Witness' is out Friday. Photo: ANGELA WEISS, AFP/Getty Images). Katy Perry's Witness album was in trouble before it was even officially announced. Negative headlines have plagued Perry throughout her album cycle for Witness, her fifth studio album out Friday. First, she positioned her album as "purposeful pop," releasing lead single Chained to the Rhythm and promising a political album in interviews. The album Perry actually released is sonically coherent and entirely uncontroversial, its decent songwriting mostly focused on her wounded heart. Arguably, it's one of her most personal records to date, and yet the marketing focused on everything but. Katy Perry on 'SNL' on May 21.
Not all critics have been kind to the effort, which has been plagued with plenty of distractions since Katy announced she was entering an era of "purposeful po. I'll let the experts take it from here: 1. "In the age of the pop single, Witness isn't singular in the fact that it should not be listened to in one sitting. In fact, listening to this entire album at once-which is clearly not the way it was designed to be consumed-will make you feel like you are going insane. 3. "Perry has replaced the eye of the tiger with the heart of a contemporary night owl, making an album of mostly moody, dreamy, reserved music – and one ed, AC/DC-ready food fight in 'Bon Appetit. In turn, a pop icon blends into the rest of the radio.
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. 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.
Katy Perry Now Going Door-to-Door Trying to Shock People does not quite have the ring of one of the Onion’s most famous headlines, but it is an approximate description of Perry’s strategy for promoting her new album Witness. The offensive included a protracted campaign around cherry pies for her wink-wink second single Bon Appétit, and a clumsily confrontational performance of the Taylor Swift diss track Swish Swish on Saturday Night Live. It is concluding with a 72-hour livestream on YouTube that will probably get somebody somewhere in trouble at some point
Chained to the Rhythm" is a song by American singer Katy Perry that served as the lead single from her fifth studio album, Witness. It features vocals from Jamaican singer Skip Marley. Chained to the Rhythm" is a dancehall and disco song, with lyrics about societal awareness.
Katy Perry opens up about the negative reaction to her last album, Witness/. The pop star dropped her fifth album last year, though it performed significantly less well than her previous number one efforts, reaching only number six in the UK album charts. I have had bouts of situational depression and my heart was broken last year because, unknowingly, I put so much validity in the reaction of the public, and the public didn't react in the way I had expected t. hich broke my heart," Katy told Vogue Australia. Harry Durrant/Getty Images. Related: Katy Perry may have just hinted she's back with Orlando Bloom.
Witness seems to be getting panned from every corner. Perry has also been feeling the heat from the indie rock community, in particular Sufjan Stevens. LORD JESUS HAVE MERCY, Stevens wrote, critiquing a line about Chinese water torture taken from Witness track Déjà Vu. And y’all thought it was weird when I wrote, ‘Tuesday night at the Bible stud. .Katy Perry was probably at THAT SAME BIBLE STUDY, added Stevens. We probably did popcorn prayer together.