Friday 17 February 2012

Katy Perry - Part Of Me

Perry's songs tend to fall into one of two categories - rock-lite, power pop anthems like Firework or Teenage Dream and the more comical bubblegum tracks like I Kissed A Girl and California Gurls. Part Of Me, her latest single, falls firmly in the former category.

I'll admit I have a bit of a soft spot for The Perry. She may not be the best singer in the world and her music may not be progressive or complex. But you can't deny the catchy allure of her seemingly unending supply of pop hooks. Most of all her music is uplifting and fun, which, coupled with her bubbly persona, surely makes her the perfect popstar.

Part Of Me leads us in a slightly more serious direction. Sure, musically this is all too familiar, with pop-RnB beats and production throbbing beneath jangling guitar chords. But the lyrical connotations are as transparent as glass - a massive "screw you!" to Mr Brand. Mostly, this is just Perry doing what she does best.


Listen: Part Of Me will be included on Perry's upcoming re-release of 'Teenage Dreams' on March 26th.