I'm not sure what I think. Her last album was so awesome, but I think this time she's so intent on being a 'serious' rock star that she's ignored melody and that kind of thing. The last album was full of hooks, but this song doesn't really have any in my opinions. Hell, these days a lot of 'real' rock bands put out better popsongs than this.
The instrumentation in the first pre-chorus has potential. I think that's why I prefer the Dave Aude remix. It brings out those elements in the song.
Where's Max Martin and Dr. Luke? Where's Ben Moody? Sorry, but David Kahne and Mike Watt aren't doing anything for me. There's nothing wrong with being a pop star, and Kelly is amazing at that. Who knows, maybe she'll pull a Pink and eventually return to her poppier rock most-recent roots. I hope so.