In a promo for her new single “Roar,” Katy Perry tongue-in-cheekily lays to rest her old bubblegum image, as starlight-mint pinwheels spin on a casket and purple-wigged fans wail. But fans shouldn’t worry about Perry straying too far from the formula that made her famous: “Roar” has arrived, and it’s just as upliftingly poppy as her previous megahit “Firework.”
The song’s clear jock-jam aspirations — sample lyrics: “I got the eye of the tiger, the fire/Dancing through the fire, ’cause I am a champion/And you’re gonna hear me roar” — will likely make the song a fall-football staple (the Bengals should just send her a check now).
Listen to the full track below:
Perry revealed on Twitter that the song will hit iTunes at midnight Sunday.
“Roar” is the first single from Perry’s Prism, which arrives Oct. 22.
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