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Old 10-08-2013, 15:02
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The song has leaked. Listen before it's taken down

http://donxxx.tumblr.com/post/578794...aty-perry-roar

It's catchy
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Old 10-08-2013, 15:05
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This is going to smash.

The lyrics are cliched, the production is a complete rip-off of fun. (and so is the chorus) and it shows very little progression from her last record.

But it's going to smash. Hard.
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Old 10-08-2013, 15:06
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it is catchy, love it.
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Old 10-08-2013, 15:19
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Not as good as her previous lead singles. I like it but it sounds like its from Teenage Dream, not dark at all. Not impressed.
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Old 10-08-2013, 15:21
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Not as good as her previous lead singles. I like it but it sounds like its from Teenage Dream, not dark at all. Not impressed.
It does sound like the 2013 version of 'Firework', but it's catchy, so I can't complain
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Old 10-08-2013, 15:22
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It does sound like the 2013 version of 'Firework', but it's catchy, so I can't complain
Yeah don't get me wrong I do like it, but I thought we'd see a bit more growth from Katy
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Old 10-08-2013, 15:24
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Yeah don't get me wrong I do like it, but I thought we'd see a bit more growth from Katy
I thought so too, but after the 4 teasers she released, I was afraid the song would sound contrived and try-hard, so I'm just glad it's an effortless catchy tune in the vein of her previous hits. Maybe the album tracks will show a little more growth, though
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Old 10-08-2013, 15:25
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Bit underwhelming it's ok just nothing really special I thought she was going for a darker more mature sound? Her singles are pretty hit and miss for me maybe i'll like the next one more.
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Old 10-08-2013, 15:26
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Sounds like a budget fun. b-side.
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Old 10-08-2013, 15:27
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It's catchy and already in my head. They certainly know how to make pop that'll sell.

That said, it is basic and entirely expected. I was skeptical over the 'maturer, darker' expectation, but this is like a Cher Lloyd track crossed with Firework and a touch of Fun.
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Old 10-08-2013, 15:33
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First listen doesn't blow me away. It's not as catchy as her previous singles, and certainly doesn't sound like first single material.

It needs speeding up a bit in my opinion. It's a bit slow. Weaker than any of the tracks on Teenage Dream.
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Old 10-08-2013, 15:37
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It was only a few hours ago that I was waiting for Monday...

I actually like the track. The lyrics are in vein of Fireworks, but this is much better. This feels more like a growth from her Teenage Dream era rather than departing from it. The music video should be interesting.
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Old 10-08-2013, 15:37
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Dr Puke produced this I assume? It's a catchy enough radio song, but her vocals + that chorus = disaster if she sings live.
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Old 10-08-2013, 15:38
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First listen doesn't blow me away. It's not as catchy as her previous singles, and certainly doesn't sound like first single material.

It needs speeding up a bit in my opinion. It's a bit slow. Weaker than any of the tracks on Teenage Dream.
Wow! I thought exactly the same I don't want it to be much faster, but the chorus drags a little. It could use a bit more speed and tempo.

But still, this is just an early leak. The official version will premiere on Monday morning, so maybe it'll be sped up.
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Old 10-08-2013, 15:38
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Looove, so much better than TD lead single.
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Old 10-08-2013, 15:55
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Very catchy and a very great song to begin an era

But, no progression at all from her last album. This could of easily been a Teenage dream cast-off.
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Old 10-08-2013, 15:57
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It's...very her. I was expecting something radically different from Teenage Dream, what with the whole funeral and hair burning promo! But for what it is, it's alright!
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Old 10-08-2013, 16:19
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Quite like it! But it does sound quite similar to Sara Bareilles - Brave.
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Old 10-08-2013, 16:23
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I like it, even if it is a song that'll get really old well before it's September release date.

However there is absolutely no progression at all. Zero. Nada. Zip. It's so basic, so Katy Perry by numbers and so Teenage Dream, it makes the wig burning and album burial laughably deluded. She hyped herself up, failed to deliver on what her promos promised and shown she's all talk and hollow gestures.
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Old 10-08-2013, 16:29
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It's okay. It's catchy, but it's very similiar to her past work.
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Old 10-08-2013, 16:31
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So, a lot of you expected more based on the teasers. Maybe it's just me, but I didn't take them seriously. Teasers in pop music are usually just hype, no substance (i.e. : Britney's 'Hold it Against Me') Once Katy revealed the writers and producers of 'ROAR', I knew I was in for 'TD'. 2.0. so I'm not disappointed. I got what I expected
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Old 10-08-2013, 16:45
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I LOVE IT

It is so instant for me - not very often that I listen to a song and like it on the first listen. The last time I got this was with Diamonds, as soon as I heard her sing "fine light in the beautiful sea..." I was hooked.

I was worried that Roar was gonna be too try-hard-dark, and end up as a mess. But no, it is brilliant. another #1 hit for her surely.
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Old 10-08-2013, 16:46
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her vocals sound strange. interesting to see this live

It sounds just like Sara Bareilles' 'Brave'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUQsqBqxoR4
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Old 10-08-2013, 17:07
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Is it her vocal? it sounds like a demo singer to me. Very plastic vocals.

Not sure of it yet. Sounds like a Teenage Dream reject. I was expecting better tbh. Still its radio friendly enough which will make her top the Billboard. Not sure its my cup of tea though. I'm starting to think I've outgrown pop.
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Old 10-08-2013, 17:28
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It's okay. It's catchy, but it's very similiar to her past work.
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