Just a day after Katy Perry had her KatyCats grinning by revealing the circus-themed cover art for her upcoming album Smile, the pop star unveiled the title track on Friday (July 10).
“I gotta say it’s really been a while / But now I’ve got back that smile,” she sings in the poppy, uplifting hook.
“I wrote the title track from the album when I was coming through one of the darkest periods of my life and had lost my smile. This whole album is my journey towards the light – with stories of resilience, hope, and love,” she wrote of the song on Twitter.
Step right up! Step right up! 🎪 KP5 is called 🙂 #SMILE 🙂
Listen to the song at midnight local time Friday, July 10 and pre-order the album at https://t.co/BImXF3kEcw ♥️ pic.twitter.com/ElGqae3zVI
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) July 9, 2020
Listen to “Smile” below. KP5 is out Aug. 14.