Katy Perry’s 2001 Debut LP ‘Katy Hudson’ Is Finally Available To Stream
Well, here’s an unexpected surprise! Katy Perry’s 2001 debut LP, Katy Hudson, is finally available to stream via Amazon Music. The contemporary Christian-pop album, which has long been out of circulation, offers a fascinating glimpse of a young singer/songwriter (Katy was just 16 when the album was released) finding their voice. As expected for a record that is almost 20 years old, Katy Hudson does sound dated. The production is very Y2K pop/rock-oriented and some of the electronic flourishes are museum-worthy.
However, the songwriting still holds up. Katy writes about teen angst and alienation with laser-like precision on songs like “Naturally” and “My Own Monster,” while the more obvious worship songs (“Growing Pains,” “Faith Won’t Fail” and “When There’s Nothing Left”) are sincere and emotionally-engaging. If you love the second half of Prism as much as I do (think “By The Grace Of God” and “Spiritual”), then Katy Hudson is well worth checking out. You can stream it in full here via Amazon Music.