Katy Perry – Witness Album (Zip Download)
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.
Then, she switched gears and released the ill-advised Migos collaboration Bon Appetit and the maybe-Taylor Swift diss track Swish Swish, dredging up her exhausting feud with Swift in an interview with James Corden that nobody asked for. B
oth singles subsequently underperformed on both the charts and the Internet, with critics mocking her for dabbling in hip hop and dabbing on Saturday Night Live.
The biggest shame of all? Perry didn’t have to do any of this. Despite everything its lead singles and marketing campaign led listeners to expect, Witness is neither Perry’s political manifesto, nor an album of embarrassing hip hop appropriation.
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.
1. Katy Perry – Witness
2. Katy Perry – Hey Hey Hey
3. Katy Perry – Roulette
4. Katy Perry – Swish Swish (Ft. Nicki Minaj)
5. Katy Perry – Deja Vu
6. Katy Perry – Power
7. Katy Perry – Mind Maze
8. Katy Perry – Miss You More
9. Katy Perry – Chained To The Rhythm (Ft. Skip Marley)
10. Katy Perry – Tsunami
11. Katy Perry – Bon Appetit (Ft. Migos)
12. Katy Perry – Bigger Than Me
13. Katy Perry – Save As Draft
14. Katy Perry – Pendulum
15. Katy Perry – Into Me You See