Katy Perry is BACK and it will be HARD to get this one out of your HEAD! ‘Never Really Over’ is HERE!
Between her disappointing 2017 album “Witness” and often-annoying antics as “American Idol” judge, we were beginning to worry that the long-reliable pop queen would never return to her perch at the top of the charts.
But with new single “Never Really Over,” released early Friday morning, Perry has an undeniable earworm that should prove to be a strong song-of-summer contender.
The pulsing Zedd-produced breakup anthem finds her mulling over an ex years later, singing, “Oh, we were such a mess, but wasn’t it the best? Thought it was done, but I guess it’s never really over.” The song’s message is ultimately about self love, which she drives home in its therapy-themed music video, where she attends a utopian retreat and dances in fields in a flowing dress and long blonde wig.
“Never Really Over” is Perry’s first solo single in two years. Once FRENEMIE, now ‘friend’, Taylor Swift must like the NEW tune. Swift added the song to her ME! Apple Playlist on Friday morning.
“Everything that happens to us is just part of a story we’ll tell someday. These songs are the soundtrack to my story at the moment,” Swift writes about her playlist. “I love this playlist for kitchen dance parties, long drives home, sun-soaked reflection, or aggressive bopping. All songs have been loved and appreciated by ME!”
Take a LOOK & LISTEN: