American Idol judge Katy Perry has released uplifting new song “Smile.” The title track from her upcoming fifth album came out on Friday July 10.
And now, the singer drops a performance video for the song. In the clip, Katy is your friendly big bellied (preggo!) clown, just out and about in colorful polka dots, spreading a cheerful message. It’s like a neon Alice and Wonderland, as Katy walks through a fun house maze of giants and miniatures.
“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,” Katy wrote on Instagram. “This whole album is my journey towards the light – with stories of resilience, hope, and love.” She added, ” I hope it can be a few minutes of energizing hopefulness for you as it is for meee.”
Smile will be released on August 14th via Capitol and can be pre-ordered now.
Watch Katy Perry’s “Smile” performance video below.