We have heard a lot of variations on pop music from Perry in the past, but I’m not sure any have properly prepared fans for the deep house influence running through “Walking On Air.” It’s as far of a departure as possible from the other Prism tracks that have surfaced thus far, and whether or not fans are okay with that will hinge largely on which version of Perry they enjoy the most. “Walking On Air” harkens back to Katy’s early days of super high-gloss pop, and those itching for the diva to return to her old ways will be pleased to hear this iteration. Those who embraced “Roar” with open arms, however, may find themselves feeling a bit let down with this offering. You can stream the song below.
“Walking On Air” is being released strictly as a promotional single at this point. No attempt to push it at radio or beyond will take place right now, but it may get airplay on a handful of stations with their ear to the Internet. If Katy decides to release this track as an actual single, she may well find success at radio, but based on the imagery she’s released for the album so far I think she’s going for a more ‘grown up’ feel with her marketing efforts. This is more of a throwaway track than the others that have surfaced, though that doesn’t make it a bad song.
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