While her single “Roar” rests at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week, Katy Perry has unveiled a new song titled, “Dark Horse,” featuring Juicy J.
“Dark Horse” will appear on the singer’s forthcoming album Prism, but isn’t an official single, according to Ms. Perry.
“So you wanna play with magic?/ Boy, you should know what you’re falling for,” Katy sings on the urban-influenced track. “Baby, do you dare to do this?/ ‘Cause I’m coming at you like a horse.”
I think that the song is okay, but my favorite part is the trap beat. However, I am not understanding why the trap beat was matched with a pop arrangement and non-trap lyrics. It just doesn’t sound right to me. Honestly, Rihanna would have done wonders with this beat.
And then there’s Juicy J. I have no idea what he’s talking about or how it relates to what Katy’s singing, but I wish he weren’t on the song.
Take a listen to “Dark Horse” below. Prism, releasing on October 22, is now available for pre-order.