A jury found that Katy Perry’s Grammy-nominated song “Dark Horse” improperly copied a 2009 Christian rap song.
And she has another winner on her hands, with the new song — co-written by Charlie Puth — proving that “Never Really Over” wasn’t a fluke and that Perry really is in the middle of a fruitful creative stretch that’s resulting some of the best music of her career.
Previously, the 34-year-old teased the release by sharing the song’s lyrics on her Instagram, posting several images of sticky notes printed with “From the Desk of Katy Perry,” each featuring a few lines of text accompanied by the #SmallTalk hashtag.
“Isn’t it weird / That you’ve seen me naked / We had conversations about forever / Now it’s about the weather okay,” read the first note. A second read, “Isn’t it wild / That I know your weakness / And everybody at the party thinks / That you’re the best since sliced bread.”
“I just can’t believe / We went from strangers to lovers to / Strangers in a lifetime,” read a third note.
Perry has yet to share a release date or any other information about the potential new song.
Last week, Perry landed in the news for a less celebratory reason, with a judge ordering her, as well as her collaborators and record label, to pay the writers of Marcus Gray’s 2009 song “Joyful Noise” a $2.78 million sum for allegedly stealing elements of the track for Perry’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse.”
A jury found that certain beats in “Dark Horse” were improperly copied from “Joyful Noise,” and ruled that Perry should pay $550,000 while her Capitol Records label be held responsible for the majority of the $2.78 million.
Contributing: The Associated Press; Maria Puente, USA TODAY
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