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Single Review: Katy Perry – ‘Dark Horse’ (Feat. Juicy J)

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Katy Perry’s latest track Dark Horse is crazy good. I’ve been listening to it on repeat since I heard it. Literally. Can’t get enough of it. I resent having to stop listening while I write this review – that’s how much I never want to stop listening to it. One minor suggestion – TURN IT UP LOUD.

Dark-horse350x350Originally put on Twitter by Perry to compete against another track from her upcoming album Prism, Twitter followers had to choose which track should be released as the second single. Since being chosen, and despite not being released as an official single, Dark Horse has already charted in the top 20 in the United States.

Dark Horse starts slow and low, then builds and builds until the epic hip-hop flavoured baseline floods your ears.  There’s no way to keep your hips still with that baseline – and even though we all love our Katy Perry – the fact that you don’t even recognise this is a Perry song is a good thing.

It means the cute pop Perry has turned dark and urban – and not like adding Snoop Dogg to randomly ‘urban up’ a pop song (coff – California Gurls). Contrasting to that moment, Juicy J provides his rap verse to solidly place this song as one of the best RnB tracks I’ve heard this year. And I’ll just repeat. It is in fact a Katy Perry song.