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Katy Perry debuts new song 'Peacock': 'I'm hoping it will be a gay-pride anthem'

Katy Perry has positively dominated the summer airwaves with her crazily infectious hit “California Gurls,” and she recently blew up the music scene again with her delightful follow-up “Teenage Dream.” (I can’t get enough of it! “No regrets, just love…”) And now: There’s more! Over the weekend at the 2010 MTV World Stage show in Mayalasia, Perry debuted another potential chart-buster, “Peacock,” a song she hilariously discussed with EW earlier this year.

In the song (which you can see Perry perform live after the jump), Summer’s It Gurl asks: ”Are you brave enough to let me see your peacock?” over a supremely thumping “Hey Mickey”-ish beat. ”I’m hoping it will be a gay-pride anthem,” Perry told EW’s Whitney Pastorek in our Summer Music Preview. ”Peacocks represent a lot of individuality…. It’s not just like, ‘I wanna see your bulge.”’ And then she went on to clarify: ”It does have the word c–k in it, but art is also in fart! It’s all in how you look at it.” Oh, Katy—always keeping it interesting!

Take a watch/listen of “Peacock” here:

So the quality of the video isn’t the best, but you get the idea of what “Peacock” is all about. Did anyone else sense a Gwen Stefani a la “Hollaback Girl” vibe to the song? Maybe it’s sort of thumpiness that’s going on. I predict that, once “Peacock” comes out officially, I will listen to it again and hate it. Then I’ll listen about 20 more times immediately after and become obsessed. That’s my usual route with Katy Perry. But more importantly, I’d love to hear from you: What do you think? Do you loves? Hates? Can it possibly be better than “Teenage Dream” or “California Gurls”?

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