Katy Perry has confirmed in a recent Facebook livestream that her highly anticipated fifth studio album will be out this year.
The pop superstar said that she’ll be release the follow up to 2017’s Witness in 2020, regardless of the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic. “Definitely have to stay creative,” she said.
“In California, you know, there’s going to be a lot of rules and ways of doing things – we’re not just going to go back to normal. I’m going to put out a record this year, quarantined or not, because we ain’t gonna let no coronavirus stop us from dancing, even if we’re dancing in our homes.”
Katy Perry went on to say that some of the upcoming album’s songs “could be helpful and empowering and hopeful and joyful.”
She also shared details about the album’s forthcoming lead single, ‘Daisies’, which is due out this coming Friday, 15 May.
“It’s a song for all of the dreams that you guys have been dreaming about, and all the things you want to achieve,” she said.
“Maybe you’ve had a lot of time to reflect. I mean, we’ve had a lot of time to reflect and think about possibly what we took for granted in the past and how it will change in the future. This song is kind of about doing that, and going and getting your dreams.”
She also teased a lyric from one of the song’s verses. Perry said that one of her favourite lines from the track is “I guess you’re out of your mind ’til it actually happens.”
Perry announced ‘Daisies’ late last week on social media, saying “THE MUSIC MUST GO ON.” Accompanying her announcement was a grainy photo, which looked like it could be the artwork for ‘Daisies’, showing Perry posing in amongst a sea of daisies, with the song’s title printed above her head.
Fans are also speculating that Taylor Swift, will feature in the song’s video, following a recent post on Swift’s Instagram account.