Referencing Survivor‘s signature hit, Perry returns to retain her stranglehold on the charts with another statement of self-empowerment that will no doubt leave Russell Brand’s ears burning. But its reliance on easy cliches means her cathartic display feels more like a bark than a roar; [LISTEN].
Riff by Jon O'Brien
Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.