Previously we’d only seen that peachy-keen teaser video for Katy Perry’s new single, “Roar.” But today a version of the song leaked onto SoundCloud. (Maybe that drunk driver who crashed into Katy’s truck was getting his revenge?)
If a lot of the lyrics sound familiar that’s because they come from other sources—including Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger,” Helen Reddy’s “I am Woman” and Queen’s “We are the Champions,” plus Muhammad Ali’s famous “fly like a butterfly and sting like a bee” line and Alexander Hamilton’s adage that “those who stand for nothing fall for anything.”
Ah, who are we kidding? Once they lay in the beats, we’ll be as addicted to it as every other 13-year-old girl.
UPDATE: The SoundCloud clip has been taken down. Listen to the song here
Prism drops on October 22.