Katy Perry is having a fabulous week despite 2020. After having her baby, Perry released her brand new album Smile.
Katy Perry’s new album, Smile, was released today by Capitol Records. Brimming with resilience and gratitude, the songs were born of Katy’s personal journey through dark times, as she explained in an interview with NPR “Morning Edition” yesterday.
In the lead-up to the release of Smile, Katy shared several songs from the album, including the title track plus “Daisies,” the Gold-certified “Never Really Over,”“What Makes A Woman” and “Harleys In Hawaii.”. She recently spoke with Associated Press and, for a cover story, People. The Los Angeles Times hailed Smile as “still quintessentially Perry: buoyant, playful, neon pop” in a recent Sunday Calendar cover story. Rolling Stone said, “Katy Perry gets back to basics” with Smile and, praising the title track, noted, “Over an upbeat, dance-driven groove to match the positive vibes of the lyrics, Perry extols the virtue of perseverance.” US Weekly said, “‘Only Love’ is a stunning, finger-snapping midtempo about moving on from mistakes.” USA Today observed, “Perry’s newfound joy and contentment come through on much of ‘Smile,’ which contains some of her catchiest and most carefree songs since 2013’s ‘Prism.’” RIFF Magazine declared, “Smile is the album that meets the moment of the age we live in. A fitting celebration of strength, pain and individuality under dire circumstances.”
The whole album is a emotional journey through each and every song, it opens your heart up a little more. “Only Love” heals your hatred towards others and teaches you to only spread love in the world. Her song “Resilient” is about being strong and confident, not being knocked down easily. Another fun song on the album and personally one of our favorites is “Tucked,” which is about keeping someone you’re in love with in your memory forever.
Stream her new album Smile now!