Katy Perry to ditch pop for folk music on fourth album

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  1. Shaka Zulu

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    Apologies if this has already been posted...

    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.
     
  2. the G-man

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    That's all well and good but Joni Mitchell can actually sing.
     
  3. Shaka Zulu

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    ^So can she, otherwise she wouldn't have gotten this far.
     
  4. Coloratura

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    Yeah, Katy can sing. I look forward to this.
     
  5. J.T.B.

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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.
     
  6. the G-man

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    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).
     
  7. Coloratura

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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

    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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    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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  10. Coloratura

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    Pay attention to her throat. She's singing.
     
  11. Procutus

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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.
     
  12. sidious618

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    I don't think Perry is a particularly good singer but I'm always for artists branching out and trying new things.
     
  13. Kestrel

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    ^ This. I'm not expecting it to work particularly well, but I'm certainly curious.
     
  14. Nerys Myk

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    At least she's not returning to Christian Rock.
     
  15. Australis

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    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.
     
  16. TemporalFlux

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    Enh. Sounds like she's trying to impress John Mayer or something.
     
  17. Caligula

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    Yes. Aside from being at least as creatively bankrupt as most forms of pop music, it caters to a much more limited audience. Wouldn't be an especially good career move. Folk music, on the other hand... It may not be for everybody, but it's worth a shot. I wish her luck.
     
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    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWLXpi8ixws[/yt]
     
  19. the G-man

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    For some reason, I reminded of the episode of "South Park" where Cartman starts a Christian rock band by simply taking vague generic pop love ballads and changing references like "baby" to "Jesus" ("Ooh, Jesus, I love your way…")

    That being said, a Katy Perry Christian Rock album where she remade the "South Park" songs would probably be a million seller ("I want to get down on my knees and start pleasing Jesus. I want to feel his salvation all over my face.") ;)
     
  20. teacake

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    She has a sweet voice, I think going for more Joni Mitchell stuff will suit her.