“Venus” swings like a pendulum from one emotional extreme to another, from its deadpan hashtag rap (“Aphrodite lady, seashell bikini / garden panty / #VENUS”) to its glittering dance balladry (“I can’t help the way I’m feeling / goddess of love, just take me to your Venus”). In another “hook,” she belts out demands to be abducted in true sci-fi (or, well, Newsboys) style: “Take me to your planet, take me to your planet, take me to your Venus, your Venus, your Venus.”
Oh, and she actually sings this: “Uranus / don’t you know my ass is famous?”
“Venus” is out on iTunes on October 28. For now, hear its VEVO stream after the jump.