Released January 27, 2009 (iTunes)
Length 00:36:00
Producers The Matrix
Label Let's Hear It Records
(A) Katy Perry
From The Matrix
  1. "Broken"
    Released: N/A

The Matrix is the self-titled debut album by the production group The Matrix during the time Katy Perry was serving as lead female vocalist. It was released on iTunes on January 27, 2009 as well as on audio CD. The album featured music written and produced by the group with vocals by Perry and British singer, Adam Longlands. The only track on the album where Perry's vocals are absent are "Live Before I Die".


The album was recorded in 2004 when Katy Perry was 19 years old and signed with Columbia Records. In the October 2004 issue of Blender magazine, they named Perry "The Next Big Thing!". The Matrix worked with the vocalist who contributed to the writing of the music and the lyrics for the songs. Despite the buzz about the album, The Matrix decided to cancel the album weeks before the album's due date. "Broken" was set to be the first single and a video was shot for it. In 2009 after the success of Perry's debut solo album, One of the Boys, The Matrix decided to release the album under their own record label, "Let's Hear It Records".

"Broken" is a song that The Matrix recorded as "What Do You Do?" with their sister act, The Troys, in 2003. The new version features lyrical changes. It was released by Elektra as a promotional single for an album that was eventually shelved, but was later included on the compilation album, The Powerpuff Girls: Power Pop. Sara Paxton recorded "Take a Walk" in 2005 for the Darcy's Wild Life Soundtrack. In 2006, "Live Before I Die", appeared as a bonus track for Ashley Parker Angel's debut album, Soundtrack to Your Life. Parker rewrote the majority of the song. In 2007, a song from Skye Sweetnam's Sound Soldier album, titled Boyhunter, which was produced by The Matrix was posted online. The song uses a slightly reworked version of the instrumentation from "Damn". Ashley Tisdale recorded "Love Is a Train" for her second album, Guilty Pleasure, which was released as "Time's Up", a bonus track of the album.

Track listing

# Track list LENGTH
1. "You Miss Me"   3:45
2. "Broken"   3:14
3. "Damn"   3:28
4. "Take a Walk"   3:12
5. "Just a Song"   4:04
6. "I Love You"   3:30
7. "Live Before I Die"   3:51
8. "Would You Care"   3:22
9. "Seen That Done That"   3:44
10. "Stay With Me"   3:49
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Physical release

LABEL Let's Hear It Records
RELEASED January 2009
FORMAT Digipak
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1. You Miss Me 3:45
2. Broken 3:14
3. Damn 3:28
4. Take a Walk 3:12
5. Just a Song 4:04
6. Live Before I Die 3:30
7. Would You Care 3:51
8. Seen That Done That 3:22
9. Would You Care 3:44
10. Stay With Me 3:49

Digital release

Title features are as they appear on the digital release on iTunes.

LABEL Let's Hear It Records
RELEASED January 27, 2009
FORMAT Digital
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     Made in United States

1. You Miss Me (feat. Katy Perry & Adam Longlands) 3:45
2. Broken (feat. Katy Perry) 3:14
3. Damn (feat. Katy Perry) 3:28
4. Take a Walk (feat. Adam Longlands & Katy Perry) 3:12
5. Just a Song (feat. Katy Perry) 4:04
6. I Love You (feat. Adam Longlands) 3:30
7. Live Before I Die (feat. Adam Longlands) 3:51
8. Would You Care (feat. Katy Perry) 3:22
9. Seen That Done That (feat. Adam Longlands) 3:44
10. Stay With Me (feat. Adam Longlands & Katy Perry) 3:49

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