"Summer after high school, when we first met/ We make out in your Mustang, to Radiohead," Katy Perry reminisces on the opening of her latest, potentially record-breaking single. We've always known that she had a penchant for the alt-rock, but we wonder if KP's 18-year-old self ever thought she'd be substituting the sounds of Thom Yorke and co. for the sugar-coated melodies that have made her one of the best-known artists on the planet today?
"Used to steal our parents' liquor, and climb through the roof/ Talk about our future, like we had a clue," she continues over a toe-tapping drum beat and delicate piano riff as she agonises over the loss of her one true love. "In another life, I would be your girl/ We'd keep all our promises/ Be us against the world," she mourns on a chorus as instantly satisfying as a mugful of Kenco. Word of advice Katy, we'd keep this one well away from Russell if you want to avoid history repeating itself.