katy perry daisies
Credit: Liza Voloshin

Katy Perry – Daisies 

Katy Perry has revealed her latest single “Daisies,” an uplifting anthem about never giving up. It will be featured on her forthcoming fifth studio album, dropping August 14.

“Daisies” is the second release from the upcoming record, joining “Never Worn White,” which she unveiled in March. The star announced her pregnancy with actor Orlando Bloom in her music video for “Never Worn White.” The album title has not been released yet, but it will be the follow-up to her 2017 album Witness.

Due to the lockdown measures in the United States at the moment, filmmaker Lisa Voloshin shot Perry’s vintage, floral visual from a social distance. 

Perry, who splashed on to the scene with her hit “I Kissed A Girl” back in 2008, wrote the song with Jon Bellion, Jacob Kasher Hindlin, Michael Pollack, and The Monsters’ Jordan K. Johnson and Stefan Johnson. The singer described the track as “an exhilarating celebration of the resilience of the human spirit in the face of cynicism and adversity.”  

The atmospheric track uses the inspiring message to stay true to yourself and never give up. On the chorus, Perry sings: Took those sticks and stones, showed ‘em I could build a house / They tell me that I’m crazy, but I’ll never let ‘em change me / ‘Til they cover me in daisies, daisies, daisies.”

“Daisies” seems like a rather safe move for Perry, and the track doesn’t quite reach the peak of her previously lively hits. However, it could be a sign that Perry is choosing to convert to an older audience of listeners.

Katy Perry performed the new song live at the American Idol finale on Sunday 17 May.

Perry’s 2015 Super Bowl performance is the highest rated in the event’s history. She is one of only five
artists in history to have topped 100 million certified units with their digital singles.