Katy Perry – Wide Awake Review
Katy Perry continued her phenomenal streak of chart toppers from the album ‘Teenage Dream.’ The eighth and at the same time the final single released from the CD, ‘Wide Awake,’ is often described by music critics as among the best crafted songs in mainstream pop for summer of 2012. It ushers the continuous maturation of Perry’s music and sound.
Without a doubt, there is a hint of elegance in the song. It sounds a lot better than most of the previous hits that propelled Perry to public attention.
However, there is another tone of melancholy in this track, something that is consistent with her other songs, which mostly talk about her supposedly personal upheavals. A distinct feature of this track is the message of inspiration to overcome storms that life brings.
This power ballad has elements of dance pop and electronic music. The expansive production is simply impressive. It can be mapped between the candid appeal of ‘Firework’ and the ethereal sound ‘E.T.’ gives.
The song begins powerfully through subtle echo effects that accompany the first verse. Everyone can easily agree that her astonishing voice never sounded this well in the past. The lyrics, of course, convey striking emotions.