On the heels of releasing the official video for her song "Roar," Katy Perry has released another single off her upcoming album, Prism — this time, "Dark Horse," a track featuring Juicy J and a message in the lyrics about how her love "will make you levitate" because she's a magical dark horse, you guys. True story.
Okay, so the song itself: If you were expecting something catchy or Sara Bareilles-sounding, like "Roar," bad news — "Dark Horse" is not any of those things. Instead, it's got a sort of hazy, slower feel, probably to supplement lyrics like this one: "So you wanna play with magic/ Boy, you should know whatcha falling for/ Baby do you dare to do this/ 'Cause I’m coming atcha like a dark horse." Songs about magic and darkness and being dark horses aren't supposed to be happy upbeat pop anthems, so it makes sense.
The song also features Juicy J, who starts off the track by announcing who we're all listening to — Katy Perry, in case you didn't know or something — and then raps a verse that includes the following lines: "She's a beast/ I call her karma/ She'll eat your heart out like Jeffrey Dahmer." Now, I'm not sure if Juicy J is comparing Katy Perry to the cannibalistic serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, or if he's saying Jeffrey Dahmer was actually karma personified, but OK, Juicy J.
You can listen to the track below. Prism is set to hit stores Oct. 22.