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Old September 30 2013, 10:06 PM   #1
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Katy Perry to ditch pop for folk music on fourth album

Apologies if this has already been posted...

Katy Perry has expressed a desire to move away from pop as she reaches her thirties, saying her follow-up to Prism will likely ‘be more of an acoustic guitar album’.
The 28-year-old has had huge success with her latest single Roar, which soared to the top of the charts around the world.

‘I’ll probably turn into more of a Joni Mitchell,’ she told Billboard in an interview. ‘As I inch towards my 30s, I think my fourth record will be more of an acoustic guitar album.
Katy Perry to ditch pop for folk music on fourth album

What she should really do is embrace her inner Marvin Gaye and make a record similar to his magnum opus, What's Going On instead.
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Old September 30 2013, 10:32 PM   #2
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‘I’ll probably turn into more of a Joni Mitchell,’ she told Billboard in an interview.
That's all well and good but Joni Mitchell can actually sing.
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Old September 30 2013, 10:52 PM   #3
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^So can she, otherwise she wouldn't have gotten this far.
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Old September 30 2013, 11:01 PM   #4
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Re: Katy Perry to ditch pop for folk music on fourth album

Yeah, Katy can sing. I look forward to this.
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Old September 30 2013, 11:38 PM   #5
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Good luck to her, but comparing oneself to one of the all-time greatest folk singer-songwriters is maybe not the best approach.
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Old September 30 2013, 11:50 PM   #6
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^So can she, otherwise she wouldn't have gotten this far.
Nope. She's a pretty girl with a great sense of showmanship whose producers know how to use auto tune. And even then some of the notes she tries to hit are painful (I'm thinking of the way her voice flattens out awkwardly during the chorus of "fireworks" for example).
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Old September 30 2013, 11:58 PM   #7
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^So can she, otherwise she wouldn't have gotten this far.
Nope. She's a pretty girl with a great sense of showmanship whose producers know how to use auto tune. And even then some of the notes she tries to hit are painful (I'm thinking of the way her voice flattens out awkwardly during the chorus of "fireworks" for example).
No, she can sing well without auto tune.
Here she is singing live: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ_dgDgoua0

Believe me, I am a bastard when it comes to people who can't sing. If you sing poorly, I will say so.
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Old September 30 2013, 11:59 PM   #8
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‘I’ll probably turn into more of a Joni Mitchell,’ she told Billboard in an interview.
That's all well and good but Joni Mitchell can actually sing.
And is a MUCH more accomplished songwriter and guitarist.

I suspect Katy may try this and abandon it just as soon as her first single fails to sell the way her previous stuff has.
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Old October 1 2013, 12:04 AM   #9
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No, she can sing well without auto tune.
Here she is singing live: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ_dgDgoua0
Looks to me like she was lip syncing.
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No, she can sing well without auto tune.
Here she is singing live: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ_dgDgoua0
Looks to me like she was lip syncing.
Pay attention to her throat. She's singing.
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Old October 1 2013, 12:37 AM   #11
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For the time being, I'm just content with hearing the contents of 'Prism' about a month from now. I suspect the degree of success of this CD will greatly determine the direction of the fourth.
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Old October 1 2013, 02:18 AM   #12
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Re: Katy Perry to ditch pop for folk music on fourth album

I don't think Perry is a particularly good singer but I'm always for artists branching out and trying new things.
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Old October 1 2013, 03:05 AM   #13
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^ This. I'm not expecting it to work particularly well, but I'm certainly curious.
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Old October 1 2013, 03:52 AM   #14
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At least she's not returning to Christian Rock.
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Old October 1 2013, 03:54 AM   #15
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Believe me, I am a bastard when it comes to people who can't sing. If you sing poorly, I will say so.
Remind me never to sing in front of you.

As for folk, well, Led Zep did it for LZIII. Some singers and bands do it at some point. Can't hurt.
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