Roar by Katy Perry

Roar

Song Information

"Roar" is a song recorded by American singer Katy Perry for her upcoming fourth studio album, Prism (2013). The song was written by Perry and Bonnie McKee, while production was handled by Max Martin and Lukasz Gottwald, who also recieved writing credits. Drawing influence from the genres of folk rock, arena rock, and glam rock, "Roar" is a synth-driven power pop song. Lyrically, the song is an "empowerment anthem" in which Perry stands up for herself, having "discovered the power within herself". It has received generally positive reviews from music critics. Show video tutorial!

About the Artist

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American pop musician. Born in Santa Barbara, California, and raised by Christian pastor parents; Perry grew up listening to only gospel music and sang in her local church as a child. After earning a GED during her freshman year of high school, she began to pursue a career in music. As Katy Hudson, she released a self-titled gospel album in 2001, which due to the closing of her record label, was deemed unsuccessful. She later recorded an album with production team The Matrix and completed the majority of a solo album from 2004-5; neither of which were released. After signing with Capitol Music Group in 2007, her fourth record label in seven years, she adopted the stage name Katy Perry and released her first Internet single "Ur So Gay" that November, which garnered public attention; but failed to chart. She rose to fame with the release of her second single "I Kissed a Girl" in 2008, which went on to top international charts. Perry's first mainstream studio album One of the Boys followed later that year and subsequently, became the thirty-third best selling album worldwide of 2008.
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