Beef

Why You Should Boycott Katy Perry's "Roar"

Two of the biggest superstars in the world had two of the biggest musical fails this week, as Katy Perry and Lady Gaga released two singles that tarnish whatever reputations they had as solid songwriters. Perry completely ripped off a lesser-known singer, and Gaga released a barely intelligible track all about revering her. 

But Gaga's new album, ARTPOP, is still destined to have some great tracks on it, since Gaga always keeps people guessing by switching up melodies and genres, even within the same album. As for Perry, she's completely lost the respect of at least one hardcore fan.

Perry built up a lot of hype surrounding her just-released "Roar," from sending around a massive gold truck bearing the Prism name of her upcoming album, to leaking the hair-metal-inspired cover art. Ke$ha has already been there, done that with the art direction of her latest album, Warrior. This was just the first copycat move by Perry.

KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Nicki Escudero
Contact: Nicki Escudero