Well.

Don’t you say you didn’t expect this. A few days before Katy Perry‘s next single was supposed to be released, the highly-anticipated “Roar” has already leaked thanks to some nifty thumbs on the Internet. Katy ditches the fun and sugar of her past era in favour of a more anthemic sound as she sings about being a champion and overcoming being meek in things. Guess her relationship with John Mayer had something to do with that badassery.

With the leak comes comparisons to Sara Bareilles’ single “Brave” which we do hear similarities of, but there are only so many choral arrangements out there that are ready for mainstream pop. We’re just glad Katy is back and rockin’ it.

Now, to wait for Lady Gaga’s upcoming single “Applause” to leak… we know you can do it, Internet.

P.S. We know the song below will be pulled in due time, so a simple check on Soundcloud should pull up all the mirrors you need.

Listen to Katy Perry’s single “Roar” below:

Roar is off the upcoming album Prism.