Song: Dark Horse

Artist: Katy Perry

Label: Capitol

Genre: Trap/Grime/Hip-Hop

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Katy Perry’s single “Dark Horse” from the album Prism, stays true to her track record of hits that are both well created, and reflective of an inner strength and confidence. The song has a strong, heady beat – a seductive addition to her rich voice.

While the song captivates with its steady groove, and Katy’s natural talent, it falls short of the mark in terms of lyrics. The rap by Juicy J, in particular, comes off as cliché and tasteless. This is one song that could definitely have benefited from a revision of the lyrics.

Overall, it’s a good song to groove to, and does its job at retaining the listeners’ attention. The chorus is catchy, simple, and seductive. The beat throughout is heady, rhythmic, and hypnotic.

Rating ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Track verdict: Katy Perry’s dark horse – strong, well built, and bewitching !