Not too long after Lady Gaga’s recently leaked song, it seems Katy Perry’s camp got a little jealous of the attention she was getting. Well…someone has ‘accidentally’ leaked the highly anticipated single and first track from Katy’s new album, Prism.
The song is actually getting phenomenal reviews from critics and fans alike.
Today is a VERY good day to be Katy Perry! In just a matter of HOURS, her new single “ROAR” knocked Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” OUT of the # 1 spot! And critics are loving Katy’s new music as well!
Here’s Billboard Magazine’s review! “Katy Perry kicks off her hotly anticipated “Prism” era with a stylistic return to the arena-sized singer-songwriter formula that made her debut “One Of The Boys” so remarkable.
Admittedly, the lyrics rarely rise above easy clichés and rhymes (“I went from zero / to my own hero”), and the stomping mid-tempo beat leaves a little to be desired in the BPM department, compared to Perry’s previous dance-pop bangers. However, “Roar” marks the first time Perry has led an album cycle without a novelty song (“I Kissed A Girl,” “California Girls”), and the new single includes one of her strongest vocals in the process. Plus, the song’s staccato-heavy, shout-along chorus sounds custom-made for a live setting — and a really killer remix.”
Here’s a lyrics video of Roar:
Many fans and critics, despite loving the song, are also noting that Katy Perry’s Roar Sounds Exactly Like Sara Bareilles’ Brave!