Katy Perry has released her new album Smile. Perry’s latest work follows her 2017 album Witness.
Smile consists of 12 tracks, including her titled track, “Daises,” and “What Makes A Woman.” Perry’s new album was released only two days after she welcomed her first child with Orlando Bloom. The couple named their newborn Daisy Dove.
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Posted @withregram • @unicef Welcome to the world, Daisy Dove Bloom! We are honoured to introduce Goodwill Ambassadors @KatyPerry and @OrlandoBloom’s new bundle of joy.⠀ ⠀ “We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter,” Katy and Orlando told us.⠀ ⠀ “But we know we’re the lucky ones and not everyone can have a birthing experience as peaceful as ours was. Communities around the world are still experiencing a shortage of healthcare workers and every eleven seconds a pregnant woman or newborn dies, mostly from preventable causes. Since COVID-19 many more newborn lives are at risk because of the increased lack of access to water, soap, vaccines and medicines that prevent diseases. As parents to a newborn, this breaks our hearts, as we empathize with struggling parents now more than ever.⠀ ⠀ “As UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors, we know UNICEF is there, on the ground, doing whatever it takes to make sure every expecting mother has access to a trained health worker and access to quality healthcare. In celebration of the heart we know our daughter already has, we have set up a donation page to celebrate DDB’s arrival. By supporting them, you are supporting a safe start to life and reimagining a healthier world for every child. We hope your ♥️ can bloom with generosity.⠀ ⠀ Gratefully-⠀ ⠀ Katy & Orlando.”⠀ ⠀ Please tap the link in our bio to support the most precious gift: a healthy child.
On Instagram, Katy Perry shared a video to celebrate the album launch while she was in the hospital. “I finally got back my smile! Hope this record puts a smile on your face,” wrote the singer.
The pop star has been completely transparent toward the meaning of her newest work. Smile is a project that was shaped from a dark period in the artist’s life. Perry revealed that she “lost [her] smile” when she fell into a depression. Her new album is a shift from those dark times. “This whole album is my journey towards the light — with stories of resilience, hope, and love,” she said.
Stream Katy Perry’s new album Smile below.
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