As newly-bobbed pop babe Katy Perry continues to release a single a week on iTunes in the lead-up to new album Teenage Dream (this week it’s the spacey “E.T.”), a fresh song has surfaced in the form of sweeping jam “Firework.” Blow your fuse with Katy after the jump!
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Like her upcoming album’s title track, “Firework” has all the hallmark qualities of a potential single—an instant hook, building instrumentation and a soaring vocals on the chorus. Speaking of which, Katy stretches her voice here to positive effect. (Though it will be interesting to see how she fares with this one in a live setting—her Teen Choice Awards performance was just so-so.)
Overall, we’d rate “Firework” with two firecrackers and a bottle rocket. Are we hearing her next Top 10 single?
Teenage Dream is out on Tuesday (August 24).