Katy Perry announces release of highly-anticipated 'Smile', excited fans call it 'album of the decade'
Katy Perry has taken to her social media to announce the release of her highly-anticipated album 'Smile'. And for Perry's fans, the hype is real as the artiste has been teasing the album with ongoing snippets, cover art, fan art and more via her social media since early 2020.
"IT’S HERE! IT’S REALLY HERE! 🙃" Katy Perry began her announcement on both Instagram and Twitter. "I finally got back my smile! Hope this record puts one on your face 🙂 #SMILE 🙂 IS OUT EVERYWHERE NOW! LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH ENJOY 🤡♥️ (sent from my hospital bed lol)." In her post, she shared a promotional clip that featured tears that had each of the album's song names, coming from a still image of Katy Perry.
IT’S HERE! IT’S REALLY HERE! 🙃 I finally got back my smile! Hope this record puts one on your face 🙂 #SMILE 🙂 IS OUT EVERYWHERE NOW! LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH ENJOY 🤡♥️ (sent from my hospital bed lol) https://t.co/BImXF3kEcw pic.twitter.com/2UmVajDoyn— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) August 28, 2020
Fans were super quick to comment to her announcement and share their excitement. Several fans described the new LP as "POP PERFECTION" and others said it is her best yet: "OMG THIS IS YOUR BEST ALBUM YEY."
POP PERFECTION— there it is, Gabi (@httpswitness) August 28, 2020
OMG THIS IS YOUR BEST ALBUM YEY— there it is, halle💗 (@katycat_023) August 28, 2020
One fan called it, "ALBUM OF THE DECADE."
ALBUM OF THE DECADE— there it is, rhett 🎪 (@perryxrexha) August 28, 2020
Another fan added, "I LOVE YOUUU ITS PERFECT."
I LOVE YOUUU ITS PERFECT— 𝖗𝖊 mundinho daisy (@purposekaty) August 28, 2020
One fan said, "already listening to #smile and all I'll say is: thank you so much for putting your heart and soul into music. I'll always be grateful to have you in my life."
already listening to #smile and all I'll say is: thank you so much for putting your heart and soul into music. I'll always be grateful to have you in my life.— there it is, rafaela (@katymyhaven) August 28, 2020
"When my future grandchildren ask me how I survived the 2020 pandemic.... This is what I will tell them:" says another fan, sharing a collage of Katy Perry promotional pics and social media photos for 'Smile'.
When my future grandchildren ask me how I survived the 2020 pandemic....— There it is, Levy ✨ (@bloomsberger) August 28, 2020
This is what I will tell them: pic.twitter.com/Wsubt48s3n
'Smile' is Perry's sixth studio album and follows three years after 'Witness'. Perry released lead single 'Daisies' on May 15. Its cover art was also posted that day, featuring the singer smiling in a field of yellow daisies. The second single to arrive was the LP's self-titled track which dropped in July. The song samples Naughty by Nature's 1999 song 'Jamboree' and in it, Perry talks about expressing her gratitude for changes in her life. Previously released standalone singles 'Never Really Over' and 'Harleys in Hawaii' are also included on the album.
Perry described 'Smile' as her "journey towards the light, with stories of resilience, hope, and love". The singer explained that the record is about "finding the light at the end of the tunnel" and reclaiming your smile. She also expressed that the album comes from a place where she fell in after her career and relationship with Orlando Bloom hit a low point back in 2017. She discussed struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts and claims that gratitude is what saved her life.