Feeling down? Katy Perry has given you a cause to ‘smile.’ The pop music celebrity simply launched the title observe to her upcoming fifth album and it’s the proper summer season tune.

Smile! No, actually. That’s the title of Katy Perry’s fifth album – and it’s the title of the track she launched on July 10. After teasing her followers for weeks, Katy, 35, not solely revealed the title of #KP5, however she additionally launched its signature track. Although she mentioned she wrote “Smile” throughout “one of many darkest durations” of her life, this single has a playful, bouncy beat – completely matching Smile‘s clown-themed paintings. “However each tear has been a lesson/Rejection will be God’s safety/Lengthy exhausting street to get that redemption/ However no shortcuts to a blessin’,” the California native sings, reflecting on a low level in her life.

Katy bounces again within the refrain, nevertheless, proving she’s as resilient as ever. “Yeah, I’m grateful/Scratch that, child, I’m grateful/Gotta say it’s actually been some time/However now I obtained again that smile,” she sings within the catchy refrain. The constructive, upbeat tune is ideal for the lengthy summer season days and a reminder that identical to Katy — who has skilled her fair proportion of highs and lows, together with a battle with melancholy.

The revealing of Katy’s new album title was a complete circus. Really, it was a circus-themed roll-out, as a result of Katy has confirmed that she will by no means be too further. To search out out the title of her album, KatyCats needed to tweet to pop digital balloons. Like an precise carnival recreation, it was a protracted and irritating affair, however the ingenious followers figured it out and “received” the sport. Their prize? The title of the album, which is due on Aug. 14, in addition to the duvet artwork. Smile‘s paintings depicts Katy as a clown in a blue and white checkered swimsuit and a giant purple nostril. Oh, and the album’s title is written as if it’s an precise smile.

Regardless of all this jovial imagery, Katy indicated “Smile” represents a second in her life when the very last thing she needed to do was crack a smile. “I wrote the title observe from the album once I was coming by way of one of many darkest durations of my life and had misplaced my smile,” she posted on social media forward of the track’s launch. “This entire album is my journey in the direction of the sunshine – with tales of resilience, hope, and love.”

Smile is Katy’s first album since 2017’s Witness, which – to place it mildly — wasn’t a essential or industrial success. It at present sits at 52 on Metacritic and, disregarding her Katy Hudson debut, it’s her lowest-selling album. In its protection, the album did spawn the twice-Platinum single “Chained To The Rhythm,” certified-Gold “Bon Appetit,” and Platinum-selling “Swish Swish.” Regardless of this, Witness will without end mark a low level in Katy’s skilled and private life. The delicate reception to the file was compounded by her then-breakup to her now-fiancé Orlando Bloom, one thing she opened about throughout the June 26 episode of Q on CBC.

“My profession was on this trajectory when it was going up, up and up, after which I had the smallest shift, not that massive from an out of doors perspective. However for me, it was seismic,” she mentioned. “I had damaged up with my boyfriend, who’s now my baby-daddy-to-be, after which I used to be enthusiastic about flying excessive off the following file, and the file didn’t get me excessive anymore. … The validation didn’t get me excessive, and so I simply crashed.”


“It was like a crucial brokenness,” she mentioned. “It was so necessary for me to be damaged, in order that I might discover my wholeness in a complete completely different method and be extra dimensional than simply residing my life like a thirsty pop star on a regular basis. … Gratitude might be the factor that saved my life, as a result of if I didn’t discover that, I’d have wallowed in my very own disappointment and possibly simply jumped. I simply get up, and I say, ‘Thanks, God, for as we speak. I’m grateful in each method.”

Smile’s tracklist hasn’t been launched, but it surely’s assumed that her beforehand launched singles – “By no means Actually Over,” “Daisies,” “Small Discuss,” “By no means Worn White,” and “Harleys In Hawaii” — will likely be on it.