Katy Perry’s new single “Roar”, the first track from her upcoming fourth album Prism, surfaced on the Internet today.
More in line with Teenage Dream‘s “Circle The Drain”, this anthemic slice of frills-free dance-pop sees Perry confront some of last year’s emotional trauma (her divorce from Russell Brand, perhaps?) and declare herself a mighty jungle beast. “I’ve got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire ’cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar,” she belts with surprising vigor. “Louder, louder than a lion, ’cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar.”
Update: Check out the lyric video below.
Prism is due out October 22nd via Capitol Records, and features contributions from big-name producers Max Martin, Dr. Luke, and Greg Wells. Perry also makes an appearance on her boyfriend John Mayer’s new album, Paradise Valley, due out August 20th.
In related news, the infamous gold truck Perry used to announce the album won’t be roaring any time soon. According to TMZ, it was struck by a drunk driver on Friday at a Wal-Mart parking lot in Pennsylvania. No one was hurt, but the incident caused “considerable damage to the cab of the huge vehicle.” Get well soon, Big Goldie.