FANDOM


Smile
Released August 28, 2020[1]
Producers Katy Perry
Max Martin
Greg Wells
Zedd
Ian Kirkpatrick
Label CapitolLabel
Discography
(D)W-2 (D)S-3
From Smile
  1. "Never Really Over"
    Released: May 31, 2019
  2. "Harleys in Hawaii"
    Released: October 16, 2019
  3. "Daisies"
    Released: May 15, 2020
  4. "Smile"
    Released: July 10, 2020
  5. "What Makes a Woman"
    Released: August 20, 2020

Smile is the fifth mainstream studio album by singer Katy Perry. This is her sixth solo studio album overall, including the Christian-gospel album, Katy Hudson. It was released on August 28, 2020[1] through CD, vinyl, cassette and digital download by Capitol Records.

Background

On May 30, 2017, Perry confirmed that she will start working on the album during Witness: The Tour. As promised, writing for the album started after the first leg of the tour when Perry was spotted with Ian Kirkpatrick. "Katy Perry and I had a session," Kirkpatrick said. "We did a couple of days and she is f—ing amazing. Before any of her artistry, Katy Perry as a person is the funniest human being I've ever met in my life. I was so surprised."[2] Around this time it was also reported that Perry tapped producer Steve Mac to record songs together. It is unconfirmed if this ever ended up occurring.

During the European leg of the tour, Perry made a stop in Stockholm, Sweden where she reunited with Max Martin. It is presumed they worked together during this time.[3]

During the Oceania leg of the tour, Zedd was announced as the opening act for the show. He had previously commented on wanting to work with Perry but never having the chance. After the leg, Zedd tweeted a video of his experience and Perry is seen in the studio with him, thus confirming they have worked together. Their collaboration, "365", was released on February 14, 2019. It is a track from Zedd's upcoming third studio album, but was not featured on Perry's album.

On September 8 and 29, 2018, long-time collaborator Greg Wells was in the studio with Perry. This was confirmed through Instagram. It is unclear if these recording sessions were for this album or for the recording of "Waving Through a Window".

On December 12, 2019, Perry confirmed in an interview that the album is likely to be released in 2020. She later confirmed after the release of "Never Worn White" that it would come out in summer 2020.

On May 7, 2020, Perry announced via her social media accounts that the lead single, "Daisies", would be released on May 15, 2020 through Capitol Records. She began promoting the single by setting up a virtual flower shop, through which fans can send digital bouquets to their loved ones via email and on social media. Each bouquet title and default accompanying message corresponds to a lyric from a track on the album.

On May 12, 2020, Perry announced through Amazon's virtual assistant, Alexa, that the album will be released on August 14, 2020.[1]

On July 27, 2020, Perry announced that the album release date would be delayed by two weeks due to "unavoidable production delays".

On August 2, 2020, Perry's online store began selling limited-edition versions of the CD and vinyl which featured five alternate artworks including one cover that had been created by a fan.

Booklet

Artworks

During #SmileSunday on August 2, Perry surprised fans by revealing that the album will be getting 5 alternate artworks pressed on vinyl and sold as CDs. These were put on sale exclusively on Katy Perry's Official Site as a "Flash Sale" and was only available until the following Thursday. "Alternate Cover #1" is actually a fan-made artwork by Twitter user FAMEKILLED. The artwork was brought to Perry's attention after going viral on social media, with many calling for her to change the artwork to the fan-made one. Perry commissioned the Twitter user to retouch the artwork for pressings.

Track listing

Standard Edition

# Track LENGTH
1. "Never Really Over"   3:43
2. "Cry About It Later"   3:10
3. "Teary Eyes"   3:03
4. "Daisies"   2:54
5. "Resilient"   3:08
6. "Not the End of the World"   2:59
7. "Smile"   2:47
8. "Champagne Problems"   3:16
9. "Tucked"   3:07
10. "Harleys in Hawaii"   3:05
11. "Only Love"   3:19
12. "What Makes a Woman"   2:11
The Katy Perry Wiki

Fan Lenticular/Deluxe Edition

# Track LENGTH
1. "Never Really Over"   3:43
2. "Cry About It Later"   3:10
3. "Teary Eyes"   3:03
4. "Daisies"   2:54
5. "Resilient"   3:08
6. "Not the End of the World"   2:59
7. "Smile"   2:47
8. "Champagne Problems"   3:16
9. "Tucked"   3:07
10. "Harleys in Hawaii"   3:05
11. "Only Love"   3:19
12. "What Makes a Woman"   2:11
13. "Small Talk"   2:41
14. "Never Worn White"   3:45
15. "Daisies (Acoustic)"   3:05
16. "Daisies (Oliver Heldens Remix)"   3:35
The Katy Perry Wiki

Target Deluxe Edition

# Track LENGTH
1. "Never Really Over"   3:43
2. "Cry About It Later"   3:10
3. "Teary Eyes"   3:03
4. "Daisies"   2:54
5. "Resilient"   3:08
6. "Not the End of the World"   2:59
7. "Smile"   2:47
8. "Champagne Problems"   3:16
9. "Tucked"   3:07
10. "Harleys in Hawaii"   3:05
11. "Only Love"   3:19
12. "What Makes a Woman"   2:11
13. "Message From Katy (Voice Memo)"    
14. "High on Your Supply"    
The Katy Perry Wiki

Japanese Edition

# Track LENGTH
1. "Never Really Over"   3:43
2. "Cry About It Later"   3:10
3. "Teary Eyes"   3:03
4. "Daisies"   2:54
5. "Resilient"   3:08
6. "Not the End of the World"   2:59
7. "Smile"   2:47
8. "Champagne Problems"   3:16
9. "Tucked"   3:07
10. "Harleys in Hawaii"   3:05
11. "Only Love"   3:19
12. "What Makes a Woman"   2:11
13. "Message From Katy (Voice Memo)"    
14. "High on Your Supply"    
15. "Small Talk"   2:41
16. "Never Worn White"   3:45
17. "Daisies (Acoustic)"   3:05
18. "Daisies (Oliver Heldens Remix)"   3:35
The Katy Perry Wiki

Outtakes

  • "Energy"
Smile-Logo

References

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.