Blah blah blah blah… Katy Perry is back at with her third single of 2019!
The sparkling track is a poignant acknowledgement of the intimate and personal distance that develops after a break-up, with Katy observing, “We had conversations about forever now it’s about the weather okay/ I just can’t believe/ We went from strangers to lovers to strangers in a lifetime.”
The bubbly mid-tempo springs to life a bit more once the instantly catchy chorus hits: “Acting like we never met/ Faking like we’d just forget/ We were lovers/ And now there’s nothing left but small talk…“
It’s a playful production with an endearing lyrical concept, but it’s hardly anything revolutionary. “Never Really Over” feels more like an instant smash in comparison.
If anything, “Small Talk” is another clear indication that Katy is returning to her One of the Boys / Teenage Dream roots. She isn’t trying to be the “cool girl” anymore, she’s just being Katy.