Katy Perry releases title track ‘Smile’ from fifth album

Combined global streams of “Daisies” surpass 125 million

Katy Perry has unveiled “Smile,” the title track of her new album, which will be released by Capitol Records on August 14th. The infectious, life-affirming song is brimming with gratitude and suggests that setbacks often turn out to be blessings in disguise.

“I wrote this song when I was coming through one of the darkest periods of my life,” says Perry. “When I listen to it now, it’s a great reminder that I made it through. It’s three minutes of energizing hopefulness.”

Perry has revealed the album cover along with exclusive Smile-themed merchandise bundles. The album will be available on CD, vinyl and cassette. An exclusive vinyl picture disc and Deluxe Fan Edition with lenticular cover are available via Perry’s webstore. Fans who pre-order the album will instantly receive “Smile” plus “Daisies,” the gold-certified “Never Really Over” and “Harleys In Hawaii.”

Since its release in May, “Daisies” has amassed more than 125 million combined global streams. It is now top 10 at Hot AC radio. Last week, Perry shared an acoustic version of the song. While in quarantine, she’s won acclaim for the wide variety of performances she has given of “Daisies” – including the American Idol season finale, the launch of the 2020 Good Morning America Concert Series and the Can’t Cancel Pride: Helping LGBTQ+ People in Need livestream. Perry also co-headlined the recent Democracy Summer 2020 livestream. The event kicked off a campaign to register 200,000 new voters this summer, led by a coalition that includes Rock the Vote, Voto Latino Foundation, When We All Vote, March For Our Lives and others.

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