If you watched last night’s Grammy Awards telecast, then you caught blue-haired Katy Perry’s debut performance of new single “Part Of Me”. The singer is newly-divorced from ex-husband Russell Brand, and with lyrics in the Dr. Luke- and Max Martin-co-produced dance-pop jam like “you took my light and drained me down, but that was then and this is now,” we can’t help feeling the smack of irony here. (Note: a demo of the song leaked over a year ago, while Katy was still presumably happily married.) Watch the official lyric video for the new tune below.
Katy Perry — “Part Of Me” (lyric video)
“Part Of Me” is the lead single off Perry’s re-tooled Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (out March 27). And, now that we’re hearing the full track, it sounds appropriately like an after-thought. Without any memorable chorus (melodically, it’s all a bit monotonous, isn’t it?), “Part Of Me” fails to reach the soaring heights or brandish the irresistible hooks of previous singles like “Teenage Dream”, “Firework” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”.