“Dark Horse” is the lead promotional single from American recording artist Katy Perry‘s fourth studio album, Prism.
The Banger of a Track features American rapper Juicy J (of Three 6 Mafia).
It was released on September 17, 2013, by Capitol Records as the first promotional single from Perry’s fourth studio album, Prism. Three months later, it was released as the third official single on December 17.
Both artists co-wrote the song with its producers, Max Martin, Cirkut, and Dr. Luke, alongside Sarah Hudson. It was conceived by Perry and Hudson during a writing session in Perry’s hometown of Santa Barbara, California, and Juicy J was later commissioned for a verse on the song.
“Dark Horse” combines the genres of trap and hip hop, creating what has been described as a “Southern rap-techno mashup”.