Katy Perry’s “Roar,” the first single off of her forthcoming album Prism, has leaked. Listen now!

“Roar” takes on serious and powerful tone. We enjoyed it on a first and second listen. It has a refreshing sound and is noticeably different from previous singles in recent memory.

Prism will drop on October 22. The artist announced her fourth studio album via a huge, gold truck that drove around Los Angeles earlier this month.

The album will be her first since 2010’s Teenage Dream. A re-release titled Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection dropped last year with two additional singles, “Part of Me” and “Wide Awake.”

Listen to Katy Perry’s “Roar” and watch the official lyric video for the track released on Aug. 12!

“Roar” lyrics:

I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sat quietly, agree politely
I guess that I forgot I had a choice
I let you push me passed the breaking point
I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything

You held me down but I got up,
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna shake the ground
You held me down but i got up
Get ready ’cause I’ve had enough
I see it all, i see it now

I got the eye of the tiger the fire
Dancing through the fire, ’cause I am a champion
And you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion
And you’re gonna hear me roar
And you’re gonna hear me roar

Now I’m floating like a butterfly
Stinging like a bee i earned the stripes
I went from zero, to my own hero

You held me down but I got up,
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna shake the ground
You held me down but I got up
Get ready ’cause i’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now

I got the eye of the tiger the fire
Dancing through the fire, ‘cause i am a champion
And you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause i am a champion
And you’re gonna hear me roar
And you’re gonna hear me roar
And you’re gonna hear me roar

Roar roar roar roar roar

I got the eye of the tiger the fire
Dancing through the fire, ‘cause i am a champion
And you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause i am a champion
And you’re gonna hear me roar
And you’re gonna hear me roar
And you’re gonna hear me roar

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Edited by Karen Rought