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    Thinking of You

    After releasing two hit songs, “I Kissed a Girl” and “Hot N Cold”, Katy Perry has decided to slow things down with her newest song “Thinking of You”. It will touch your heart and you will discover how powerful Perry’s vocal range is. It’s a totally different song compared to her first big hits because it’s not as upbeat or fast-paced. “Thinking of You” is a slower, more passionate ballad. The song is about losing a love and feeling awful for trying to move on and be with another lover. The story line is sad, but it’s a beautiful song.

    The melody and lyrics create a captivating mood. Perry sings, “You’re like an Indian summer/In the middle of winter/Like a hard candy/With a surprise center.” Comparisons like these stand out and keep the song fresh and different. In the music video you see Perry’s character lose her love because he is shipped out to war and won’t be coming home anytime soon. She tries to love again but the pain is too much for her. She’s constantly pushing her new man away and looks at an old picture of her soldier, while remembering the times they spent together. In the last stanza where she sings, “Oh won’t you walk through/And bust in the door/And take me away/Oh no more mistakes/Cause in your eyes I’d like to stay” is one of the more genuine parts of this song. Her voice grows stronger yet shaky, as the emotions gradually bubble up. Overall, the song is moving and Perry keeps it convincing.

    “Thinking of You” appears in “One Of The Boys,” Perry’s first album, which was released by Capital last June. It is the third single off the debut and is currently one of the most requested songs in the pop scene. After listening to these three singles, the rest of the album seems promising.

    This is all from the girl who was born in Santa Barbara, CA, on October 25, 1984. Perry grew up in a Christian household as the daughter of two pastors and entered the music industry with her first self-titled Christian album in 2001, which was released under the name Katy Hudson. She has switched genres in her pursuit of a pop career. Her debut single, “UR So Gay,” sparked online buzz, but “I Kissed a Girl” was ultimately her breakthrough single. Keep your eye out for Katy Perry because she is on the rise and there is surely more to come.

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