“Smile” is officially the name of singer Katy Perry’s fifth studio album. The release of the album is scheduled for August 28, 2020. It is preceded by the hit “Never Really Over” and the singles “Harleys in Hawaii”, “Daisies” and “Smile”.
Katy explained that Smile is about “finding the light at the end of the tunnel”, and taking back your smile, and that the album comes from a place where she fell in after her career and relationship hit a low point back in 2017. Perry also defined the album as her “journey towards the light, with stories of resilience, hope, and love”.
In an interview with radio iHeartRadio, Katy commented on the visuals of the album:
“I’m about to start revealing that there’s a whole world about this next record, and there’s a theme of course ’cause I’m such a sucker for a theme. It’s definitely about finding your smile again.”
On July 3, Katy posted a mysterious tweet and generated many comments throughout the day, making “Smile Is Coming” one of the most talked about subjects on Twitter Worldwide.
4 days later, the website to reveal the album cover was available. The goal was to tweet using the hashtag #KP5Reveal until I managed to pop all the balloons, revealing the cover.
As expected, the hashtag reached the top of Trends Topics around the world and within hours the album cover had been revealed.
Still in 2019, two singles from the album had already been released as a buzz single, and later revealed as part of the tracklist, being “Never Really Over” and “Harleys In Hawaii”. In 2020, the first official single of the era, “Daisies”, was released.
“Never Really Over” was the first song on the album to be released. Was released in May 2019 and was a hit in the summer of that year. The song debuted in the Top 15 on Billboard Hot 100 and currently has sold over 2 million copies in the United States alone.
The release of the music video happened on the same day (31) and debuted with more than 16 MILLION views on YouTube, being the Katy’s biggest debut on the platform.
“Harleys in Hawaii” is the second buzz single from Katy Perry’s sixth studio album, “Smile”. The song was officially released on October 16, 2019.
The inspiration for “Harley’s In Hawaii” came when Perry’s current fiancée, Orlando Bloom took the singer on a motorcycle ride Hawaii, during the filming of American Idol.
“Daisies” is a song by singer Katy Perry, released on May 15, 2020. The song was written by Katy Perry, Jon Bellion & Jacob Kasher and produced by duo The Monsters & Strangerz. The song is officially the first single from “Smile”.
The music video for “Daisies” was released on May 15th, along with the song’s release. The music video was recorded at Katy’s house, two weeks before the release.