After seeing her live the other month, I’m more than ready for whatever Ms Perry wants to give us.
She just needs to make a good pop album that isn't so polarizing though I'm sure Witness failing had more to do with everything but the music. I still think that's her best album and I don't quite see why her label needed to "step in". It delivered some good pop songs. A bit bloated and needed to be trimmed, but she has a good enough ear for pop, so I'm not worried.
I disagree. I think the main issue with Witness was that it just wasn't that good. I thought it the first time I heard it. Most people on here had the same reaction. Reviews weren't great. The album didn't do that well. You'd assume someone in her camp or at her label would have felt the same and foreseen this? I don't know. Maybe if you're actually involved in the process of making an album, you're a little blind sighted to the actual quality of what's being produced.
Honestly, something like this would excite me more than anything at this point.I think we'll see more acoustic guitar Alanis style song writing. There'll be hooks and the usual duff lyric here and there but offsetting them with the old cohesive classic production will balance the palette. I think album will lead this campaign rather than the usual collection of singles approach. I think she'll also move away from anything Dance or rnb. I also expect a really great duet with a bloke. A grown up guitar led Frank Ocean song would be fresh. Neons and pastels are out. I think the colours of the visual might be predictably sober and muted.