It’s that auspicious moment in late spring where everyone starts dropping their song-of-the-summer contenders. Katy Perry’s new single “Never Really Over” is here, and probably her strongest in years. The euphoric breakup anthem recalls an older, blessed moment of Katy. The rousing, explosively catchy chorus is right out of the pop textbook she and Bonnie McKee wrote with “Teenage Dream” and “California Gurls.” But it somehow doesn’t sound dated, freshened up with a strong dose of HAIM, audible in the choppy, funky synths and self-harmonization, as well as the glittery shimmer of Carly Rae Jepsen.
PAPER has posted a review of Katy Perry’s “Never Really Over” exclaiming that she “shines” on the track and “is back and better than ever.” Buy/Stream the song here and watch the video here.