Part of Me (Remixes)
Katy Perry Katy Perry
Some of the best music out there comes from a breakup — just ask Adele and all 300 of her Grammys. Katy Perry’s songs, while simple and saccharine, are in fact composed pop whose quality even the spikiest critics seem to recognize. I don’t think we’ve experienced anything with as sharp a point as “Part of Me,” but leave it to a failed snap wedding to a man with bigger hair than hers to really squeeze the juice out. Lines like “You took my light, you/drained me down/That was then and this is now/Now look at me,” and “Throw your sticks and your stones/Throw your bombs and your blows/But you’re not gonna break my soul” ring out as poignant sentiments I think most of the readers of noiZe find relatable. The track has also been given a full remix treatment, featuring reincarnations by the ever-flawless Freemasons and Madonna’s Confessions producer Jacques Lu Cont (Stuart Price).