SINGLE REVIEW: Katy Perry – Never Really Over

For some reason everyone was second guessing Katy Perry. ‘Witness’ may not have been the strongest era in her career, but it actually showed a lot of strong characterisation that meant more than any hits could. Celebrating the end of a successful second season as a judge on American Idol the Californian singer-songwriter has a dropped a new summer anthem that is all about growth. ‘Never Really Over’ explores the symbolic contrast of the dark and light experiences from every relationship you have in your lifetime. No matter how something ends, it’s never really over. There’s always going to be some kind of feeling attached to that person and some unanswered questions that will forever play on your mind. But at the end of the day you just have to celebrate the growth we all go through and ride the wave that life creates and that’s exactly what Perry encourages on this anthem. “Just because it’s over doesn’t mean it’s really over. And if I think it over, maybe you’ll be coming over again. And I’ll have to get over you all over again”. Returning to her dreamy pop roots this song floats in that EDM-pop crossover world that co-producer ZEDD has perfectly intertwined into all of his releases. But the chorus explores this nostalgic feeling 80’s synth that is so carefree, euphoric and ultra fun. It will have you smiling immediately and will have you just wanting to dance your tears away. It’s one of those songs you won’t forget because it’s so catchy. And if you’ve spoken any ill words about Perry over the past two years then you’re going to be eating them as soon as you hear this track because it’s a bonafide hit. 

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