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Katy Perry - Smile: Album preview

Anticipation is hotting up for Katy Perry’s new album, which is due to be released on August 14.

It’s been revealed that the latest single ‘Smile’ will also now be the name of the new album.

And in true Katy Perry style, the newest single is a bright and breezy, sunny slice of pure pop magic.

The message behind the song 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,” said Katy. “When I listen to it now, it’s a great reminder that I made it through. It’s three minutes of energizing hopefulness.”

The single follows on from the previous track ‘Daisies’ which has amassed more than 125 million combined global streams since its release in May.

Katy Perry's latest single and album title track is called 'Smile'. Image: Chuff Media.
Katy Perry's latest single and album title track is called 'Smile'. Image: Chuff Media.

While in quarantine, Katy has also 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.

Fans can pre-order the album, along with special themed merchandise, to tie in with the new single and upcoming release at: shopuk.katyperry.com

By Zoe Myall

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