Katy Perry’s “Unconditionally”: Listen To Her Next ‘Prism’ Single

Sam Lansky | October 16, 2013 - 8:19 am

After the paint-by-numbers pop-rock of “Roar,” the trap-lite of “Dark Horse” and the early ’90s house of “Walking On Air,” Katy Perry’s Prism is revealing itself to be a particularly varied set: The latest song to surface from Prism is her next single, “Unconditionally.” The song feels like a fitting return to form for Perry, a big, emotionally charged midtempo with some of the same sentiment as her best songs (like “Teenage Dream” or “Part Of Me”); there’s actual feeling here, and it’s played straight.

Produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut, the track pulsates and throbs with crashing drums; its closest cousin is probably Ke$ha’s great “The Harold Song,” which packed a similar punch and urgency. If it feels conventional, it’s conventional because it works so well.

Listen to the song below.