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Katy Perry roars her message loud and clear


Consistently marking her position on the music billboards, this pop sensation is at it again.

Singer Katy Perry is due to officially release her newest album, Prism on Oct. 22 featuring “Roar,” which had debuted at #1, adding to Perry’s list of hit singles.

Similarly to another popular song of hers, “Firework,” Perry once again empowered her widespread audience with “Roar,”  her latest hit song.

The radiant artist vocalizes the message of fighting against all odds, and simply showing the world what you’re made of. Perry demonstrates her animal power through a video where she is abandoned in the wilderness. She becomes forced to both fend for herself and adapt, or to become victim to the ways of the jungle.

Throughout her music video, Perry exerted strength and a newfound confidence, ultimately conquering the obstacles that would stand in her path to survival.

Overall, the video serves as a powerful metaphor for most audiences since most people have dealt with things they’ve had to overcome. These include having to battle against lack of confidence, bullying, and other forms of discouragement.

In fact, Perry promoted this single by challenging the school communities to participate in an anti-bullying campaign through their own creation. In order to win a performance by Perry herself, one school would have to produce a music video along to “Roar” that stood up against bullying.

Carlmont senior Lauren Adams stated, “It’s effective in the music industry to have someone like Katy Perry convey this sort of positive message because with a popular artist like her, people will listen.”

Agreeably, it is promising to have successful artists such as Perry deliver encouragement through their music instead of creating a song for the mere purpose of creating a song.

With Carlmont’s consistent involvement in the latest, the ASB club was sure to participate in the competition. If you haven’t seen it, check out the video here:

Senior Kathryn Paraskevas supported the artist’s involvement in social issues. She stated, “I think it’s great that [Perry] created a song that stands for something. I think she was able to reach a variety of audiences through the underlying anti-bullying message that was delivered.”

Some have related the lyrical meaning of the song to that of Sara Bareilles’ “Brave,” where she encouraged people to speak their minds and be brave enough to be heard. In comparison, both influential artists successfully expressed a note-worthy significance behind their words to empower listeners.

This uplifting anthem defends the concept of self-empowerment through survival as a strong independent. So far, “Roar” has climbed up the billboard charts and delivered a powerful statement on Perry’s behalf: let your inner wild animal roar.

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Iris Berber, Staff Writer

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    CharlieOct 26, 2013 at 6:48 am

    Hey we all should stop bullying each other

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