The verdict’s in: it’s a bop. Katy Perry has been mostly MIA from pop’s biggest stages over the past year, taking a beat to recalibrate following the underwhelming reception to her 2017 album Witness. In the interim, she’s gotten engaged to Orlando Bloom and appeared as a judge on the American Idol revival. “Never Really Over” is a delightfully bright, unapologetic return to her pure pop form. Perry has always been at her best when she leans into the stadium-worthy melodrama of her live act; this one swings between earnest, sweeping chorus and a stuttering, disco-inspired transition that gives it a dance edge. Perry’s other strength is her lyrical relatability: nothing is really ever over, a truth she happily spells out for us all.