Great news for all KatyCats - your queen's new single is out!
The long-anticipated 'Roar', Katy's brand new single off her upcoming third studio album, was released online today ahead of it's official release later this month.
Co-written by longtime Katy collaborators Max Martin and Bonnie McKee, the track is produced by Dr. Luke, who previously worked on singles like 'Teenage Dream', 'California Gurls' and 'Last Friday Night'.
The song is pretty typical Perry pop fodder, similar to 'Firework' in theme - self-empowerment and acceptance. "You're gonna hear me roar, louder than a lion, cos I am a champion," sings Perry over a beat that's surprisingly mid-tempo and acoustic for her.
The real question is: with Perry coming off a string of #1's with her last album, Teenage Dream, will she be able to continue the trend with the upcoming Prism? 'Roar' is a pretty different sound for her, and we're not sure the general public is quite ready for it yet.
What do you think of the song? Will it do well on the charts or fail to make a dent? Let us know at the forums!