Katy Perry: “Dark Horse” or “Walking On Air”?

Published August 25th 2013
Filed under Reviews

Katy Perry has teamed up with MTV and Pepsi to ask fans to vote between two songs called Walking On Air and Dark Horse to be released before her new album Prism drops. At the moment Dark Horse is winning but I’m hoping Walking On Air catches up because I think it’s the better of the two.

Walking On Air is very 90’s dance with care-free, cool vocals from Katy. The falsetto during the chorus line “I’m walking on air” is such a strong hook that it’s stuck on repeat in my head. While some have called the song faceless, I think it’s typical Katy with hints of Hummingbird Heartbeat emerging from the melody. Take a listen to Walking On Air below:

Dark Horse is a ballad and the preview is building up to what sounds like the track dropping out before a breakdown. However, for me, the song feels ruined by the ridiculous Dr. Luke Ooh La La vocoder used just before the breakdown. It’s completely unnecessary and ruins a potentially great song. Take a listen to Dark Horse below:

Vote for your favourite track to be released early on the MTV website. Prism is out on October 22nd.