Thursday, March 27, 2014

Definately Dark

There always is a certain singer who has many, many hits. Literally, every single they release goes gold. A catchy tune that gets in trapped in someone’s head. A relatable sensitive song that just happens to be pure poetry. Whatever it is, it’s popular. You have to know at least one of their songs.
Katy Perry is one of those singers. In three albums, she has released quite a few singles. A couple of them everyone knows, like ‘Firework’ and ‘Roar.’ Every one of them is a big hit. Her most recent single, ‘Dark Horse’ is no expection. It was a promotional single that went to the top as soon as it released on iTunes. It revisited its reign when it was given the honor of being the third single from Katy’s new album. Does the single deserve such attention?
The theme of the song shows itself the second you hear it. Guest rapper, Juicy J, does an introduction and Katy begins to sing. “I knew you were/I knew you were going to come to me/And here you are/But you better choose carefully.”
Why? “Because I…./Am capable of anything/and everything,” she coos in a slow way. She refers to the Greek mythology love goddess. “Make me your Aphrodite/Make me your one and only.” But she also warns him, "But don’t make me your enemy.”
In the chorus, she reveals who she is and why she is so… tempting, yet very dangerous. “So you wanna play with magic/Boy, you should know what you’re falling for/Baby, do you dare to do this?/’Cuz I’m coming at you like a dark horse.”
Creepy? Most definitely.
This witch tempts the boy by telling what he will have if he decide to take her on. “Mark my words/This love will make you levitate/Like a bird without a cage… Don’t walk away.” She also gives us a glimpse of how life changing this will be. “Are you ready for a perfect storm/’Cuz once you’re mine/There’s no going back.”
Seeing the relationship in a male’s perspective is different, make that a little more detailed. Juicy J doesn’t speak of her love as something that makes him happy or free. In fact, he says ‘her love is a like a drug’ and that he ‘messed around and got addicted.’ Yet he advises, “If you get the chance, you better keep her."
A ‘bird without a cage’ is supposed to be free. The picture Katy and Juicy J gives us seems to be anything but. Addictions aren’t freedom. They’re more like prison. An addictive love does emotional damage to both involved. If you rely on a person  too much, it becomes an unbearable burden for him or her. It will eventually hurt you as well because he or she will fail you.
More than that, there is no denying the evil subject of this song. Witchcraft. Katy Perry confirmed this at the Grammys when she portrayed a witch on the stage. At first, I thought the rap ruined the song. But now I understand that even without the rap, this song represents something evil and dangerous.
I’ve read a few Frank Peratti books. It’s hard to believe that kind of thing is real because it’s so scary. The truth is that it is real. Not only does this song hint to witchcraft, but it also presents as something dangerous, yet worth it. Even the sound of this song sounds haunting and witchy. Nothing that presents wrong as right is worth absorbing.
I admire Katy Perry’s vocals in this song, but other than that, I give it no credit. It might seem like a cool song to listen to, but underneath everything is an ancient message of evil.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 

Ephesians 6:12


  1. I don't like Katy Perry's music and I don't listen to much music besides Christian, but as I read this review it dawned on my that this is what Proverbs 5 warns about. Solomon (inspired by the LORD, of course) writes to stay away from women like this. Proverbs 5:3,5 says "For the words of a strange women drop like honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil, but her feet go down to death..." She sings about being a women who Proverbs strictly warns against. I am agreeing with you, but I just wanted to add that. Kinda scary when you think about it, actually....

    ~Jessica =)

    1. Yeah, that's why I feel bad for her. She definitely needs prayers. I agree with you too. Thanks for commenting your thoughts! I only like a few of her songs, the ones that have good messages, but I don't like her.
      In Christ,


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