The very recent mother Katy Perry has today released her sixth studio album Smile. It comes three years after its predecessor Witness. Perry described Smile as her “journey towards the light, with stories of resilience, hope, and love”.
Perry has said that the songs on Smile emerged from one of the darkest periods in her life and 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 stated that gratitude is what saved her life.
The stand out from the album has to be the Zedd produced ‘Never Really Over’, which was released as a single back in May and has since surpassed 400 million streams on Spotify.
In keeping with the joyful tone of the album – and the circus theme of the official video for the title track ‘Smile’ – she is introducing a new game tomorrow: Katy’s Quest. Developed by Double A Labs and Alienware and curated by Mathew Cullen, who directed the ‘Smile’ video, it takes players on a fun, fast-paced romp through a Circus of Misconceptions. The two-level video game, accessible via web browser, will launch tomorrow with a weekend-long kick-off event on Twitch that will benefit MusiCares and Extra Life.
Perry announced the arrival of her daughter with fiancé Orlando Bloom via UNICEF, for which they are both ambassadors, by sharing a black and white image of their little one.