Katy Perry‘s Prism is currently refracting all over the Internet.
But there’s one song that needs to be discussed in particular at the moment: “Unconditionally.”
Back in September, Katy named “Unconditionally” as the second single from the Prism campaign, as well as her favorite song from the album. Fair enough: It’s a really pretty song, and one of the standouts from the playback party.
The track — which was co-produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut and co-penned by the duo, as well as Max Martin and Miss Perry herself — is nothing short of a powerhouse pop production. Paced by a woodblock beat and thundering drums in the distance, the mega-ballad sees Katy diving headfirst into love without any conditions in one massive gush of emotion.
“Unconditional, unconditionally! I will love you unconditionally!” she pledges.
Seriously, zero conditions. Unconditional. Unconditionally unconditional. Free of conditions. Condition-free. If you have conditions, she doesn’t. Why? Because she will love you unconditionally.
Sure, the song isn’t entirely the most lyrically astounding piece of pop to hit the airwaves, nor is it innovative or particularly interesting, but it is melodic. (Max Martin’s involved. Who’s surprised?) It’s also the perfect theme song for a Nicholas Sparks movie. At times, it even plays like an uplifting church hymn. (Side note: Is Prism actually an undercover Christian inspirational record? Discuss.)
Between “Roar” and “Dark Horse” and “Walking On Air,” I stand by my original assessment that Prism is an entirely mixed bag.
Now, then — let’s get this song on iTunes and VEVO, Capitol Records. The Internet waits for no one.
(Audio via JosepVinaixa)
Prism will be released on October 22. (iTunes)