Listen to Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” and “Walking On Air,” Then Decide Her Fate

by Bradley Stern

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Katy Perry, California Gurl-turned-Lioness, wants you to decide what’s coming next from her upcoming album, Prism.

After revealing the titles and lyrics for “Dark Horse” and “Walking On Air” earlier this week, the “Hot n Cold” chanteuse has just posted 30-second snippets of each track.

The time has now come to decide which song will be declared as the winner during tomorrow’s 2013 MTV VMAs and, ultimately, decide the very fate of Katy Perry’s entire career.

In this corner…

“Walking On Air,” which is evidently not a cover of Estonian pop goddess Kerli‘s 2008 smash of the same name. In fact, it’s sort of a fluffy, run-of-the-mill Cascada/ATC millennial Eurodance club anthem. “Darker” sound? Not so much.

And in this corner…

“Dark Horse.” A spooky, heart-racing lead-in (sort of like Ke$ha‘s “Supernatural”), all leading up to…



I know which one I’m voting for. (Hint: it rhymes with “Shark Force.”) Which one will you choose?

Prism will be released on October 22. (iTunes)

  • Josh Diaz

    Dark Horse for sure. The other one sounds too bubble gum-ish

  • Andrés Aguilera

    I think (judging by the sound of Roar and Walking On Air) that this album will be more generic than I expected :/

  • Matthew Mollinedo

    Definitely “Walking On Air.” I’m not the type of gay that prefers current urban music. I was with “Dark Horse” until that damn part at the end of the snippet.

  • Greg M

    I swear, everyone wants to stan for tired artists, while sleeping on the real deal.

    This album is shaping up to be extremely (as Madonna would say) reductive; and not even in a good way. At least GaGa’s last album boasted relatively good production value with tons of extremely catchy hooks; judging from these two songs & the lead single Roar (Yawn), this album’s going to be a real sleeper…
    All these sleepy bitches need to go to bed & make room for real talent (Natalia Kills) to come & slay the charts

  • GioVillalvazo

    I think the succes of Teenage Dream was because she wasnt expecting it. The record had a really special vibe and it was genuine, i mean the first song were a lot like her then with all the promotion and all the freaking singles she released she was just building her stardom even more, but i feel she didnt take the time to really make PRISM her own, i mean wasnt just a couple of months ago she was wrapping up the promotional stuff for Teenage Dream?
    She is deffo’ pulling a ‘Rihanna’ a new album (without originality but a LOT of production) that follows the formula for success. And im sure she will get a couple of number ones, i mean she is going to her comfort zone, which is ok if you want to ensure your carrer stays in the same place.

    I will take more than coloured wigs and breast that shoot whiped cream for me to fall in love with prism. I think tomorrow will decide a lot and will show us what she has in store for us fans.

  • Jake Updegraff

    I 100% believe Walking On Air will do MUCH better on the radio charts + success. I know for a fact.
    So I’m hoping she goes with that one.

  • http://confessionsofaboytoy.wordpress.com/ Oscar Raymundo

    Walking on Air sounds like the song they’d use during the final montage of the second season of Sex and the City, when the gals have that rooftop BBQ with the Manhattan drag queens.

  • Galli

    Kathy who? It’s Britney Bitch!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Luke-Stammen/1431480235 Luke Stammen

    I’ll pass on both thanks. I’d rather go to bed hungry than have wasted my pop calories on such drivel.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Luke-Stammen/1431480235 Luke Stammen

    P.S. She should’ve actually done a song called “Shark Force.” xD

  • deguananonli

    and I thought that Madonna had been late with the “style pop/dance/2011ney” in 2012, and now, Katy comes with this rhythm so repetitive.

  • http://davidsask.wordpress.com/ DavidSask

    Dark Horse if i have to choose but neither appeal to be honest!

  • https://www.facebook.com/nathaniel.leeson Nathaniel Leeson

    RIGHT!! I loved Dark Horse until the last part too. I’m really hoping it goes into a dub step techno beat instead of of some rap crap! I’m holding out to see! I LOVEEEEEE Walking On Air though! It’s got a European dance vibe to me, and I like European music so YAY!

  • ShellyAtw

    So you’re the typical gay LOL. Embrace it baby. LOOOOOOVE “Dark Horse.”

  • Britney Lover

    Shark Force >> Dark Horse >> Walking On Air….

    Cannot stand that trap breakdown, but still prefer it over the generic fluff of WOA…ugh now if she actually make Shark Force (lol) as a soundtrack to newest Syfy movie, that’ll b epic!

  • Geoff

    I love that Walking On Air snippet. It’s not often that we hear such a pretty falsetto in a world of power-filled pop, and I was definitely not expecting that from our Firework queen.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlos_Rosso Carlos Rosso

    they both suck

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  • Jonathan Robert Sanchez

    Dark Horse is a phenom record. I see it doing well in the mainstream markets. Katy has shaped up to be quite the queen of pop and kept it humble whilst on top. (unintentional ryhme lol)

  • Jonathan Robert Sanchez

    Walking On Air is also a nice track it just has a “dance remix” vibe where I don’t think it will appeal to as large of an audience. #justmyopinion

  • OD

    bitch cannot, for the life of her, SING! she sounds like a donkey braying.
    why should anyone support an “artist” who can’t even sing live.
    (shitney, i’m looking at you lol….)

  • Corey

    It’s not rap crap. GTFO