Katy Perry debuted the cheery music video for “Smile” on Friday (Aug. 14), after initially premiering the clip on Fb.
Within the video directed by Matthew Cullen, the pregnant pop star will get hooked on a circus-inspired online game she discovers whereas padding round her home seeking pie.
“However each tear has been a lesson/ Rejection will be God’s safety/ Lengthy laborious highway to get that redemption/ However no shortcuts to a blessin’/ Yeah, I am grateful/ Scratch that, child, I am grateful/ Gotta say it is actually been some time/ However now I bought again that smile/ Smile,” she sings on the ebullient observe, magically reworking right into a real-life model of her Unhappy Clown character as she progresses via the sport.
Finally, the visible ends with the singer fortunately smashing the pie in her face after beating the ultimate boss with an analogous transfer on the display screen.
The clip arrives on the day Perry’s fifth studio album, additionally referred to as Smile, was initially speculated to be launched by way of Capitol Data. Citing “unavoidable manufacturing delays,” the pop star revealed by way of Twitter late final month that the LP is now set to hit cabinets and digital retailers on Aug. 28.
A follow-up to 2017’s Witness, Perry’s forthcoming studio set may even characteristic lead single “Daisies,” in addition to her 2019 releases “By no means Actually Over” and “Harleys in Hawaii.” The American Idol decide’s extra 2019 one-offs, “Small Discuss” and “By no means Worn White” are additionally set to be included as bonus tracks on the “fan version” of the album.
Watch Perry clown round within the “Smile” video under.