It looks like Katy Perry’s new album will be all about love—first, we’ve got her bright-and-shiny ode to the Golden State, and now we’ve got the recently surfaced track with the rumored title ”E.T. (Futuristic Lover),” a song about being head over heels for an alien. Hmm, wonder who was the inspiration behind that?
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“Take me, take me, I want to be a victim,” sings Perry on the track assumed to have been from the sessions of her new album. ”You’re an alien, your touch is foreign, it’s supernatural, extra-terrestrial.” The track (which reminds us a bit of t.A.T.u.’s “All The Things She Said”) has futuristic electronic beats, and it’s a bit harder than anything that was on the bubblegum-fun One of the Boys. It almost sounds like something her superstar BFF Rihanna may have recorded for Rated-R or (self-proclaimed ufologist) Ke$ha for Animal.
Which is maybe why we’re not digging this track so much—we think pretty much any pop star today could have recorded this song and released a similar version. There’s not much of Katy’s spunk here, and spunk is pretty much her whole schtick thus far. There’s nothing that’s very “Katy” here. We might be convinced with a killer music video for this song (Katy is Maxim‘s Hottest Woman Alive, so you know if she made one it would be totally sexeriffic), but til then, we’ll continue bopping our heads to “California Gurls” while awaiting more tracks from the singer’s sophomore effort.
What do you think of Katy’s song about interplanetary romance? Are you hot or cold?