The Message in Katy Perry Music

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Music- A Language We All Understand
Pop music is defined as a type of music, mostly played on electronic instruments, which can be appealing to individual of large age range due to the short, catchy phrases with beats and simple tunes (Macmillan). One of the notable pop singers is Katy Perry. She grew up around gospel music since her parents are both pastors and she used to sing in their church. Katy Perry started her music career during her first year of high school. In 2007, she changed her style from religious music to pop music. In 2008, she released her second single "I Kissed a Girl", and later on "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", and "Firework”. Katy Perry is the first female artist in history that recorded five No. 1 hits in an album. Her music consists of different elements including disco, electronic music, pop and rock. Her latest album, Prism (2013), includes her number-one singles "Roar" and "Dark Horse", which the main focus of the music is about self-empowerment (Perry). The song "Firework" is known to be an important single from her third album, Teenage Dream and is written by herself, Ester Dean, Stargate, and Sandy Vee. “Firework” was released on October 18, 2010 and it peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on December 9th. The song also lasted for 4 non-consecutive weeks at the triumph position on Hot 100 (Aceshowbiz). The song “Firework” makes a positive impact as it encourages listeners to express their individual worth, instills hope within listeners, and motivates individuals to achieve their goals without restriction.
The lyrics of “Firework” make a positive impact by encouraging individuals to express their individual worth. The lyrics talk about revealing ones’ true self to the world. A quote from t...

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...In a nut shell, the overall message in Katy Perry’s song creates a positive impact towards listeners. Repetition in her lyric clearly shows that a person has potential which has yet to be discovered. “Boom, boom, boom/Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon”(37). The lyric tells that when the potential is revealed, it will definitely bring an individual towards unimaginable success in life. Also, for successful people, they are mostly equipped with high self esteem and persistence, Katy Perry once said that “everyone has the spark to be a firework” (Vena) where in her song “Firework,” she reminds her audience to derive strength from their inner self and build their own stone steps towards success. Also, Katy Perry tells her audience that failure will not last forever. Ultimately, people can build a better future of their own if they possess true faith in themselves.
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