The next Katy Perry era is suddenly upon us, and it’s already been marked as an extra special one. The Californian singer-songwriter will be dropping her fifth studio album on August 14 and will also be having her first child with Orlando Bloom over the American summer. It’s quite a bold move to release an album during this chaotic time in her personal life, but as she explained via social media, there has never been a more important time to spread positivity and love through music than right now.
Embracing that sentiment, the album’s lead single ‘Daises’ is all about hope and staying true to who you are in amongst moments where people may try to change you. Taking on a whole new meaning following the COVID-19 pandemic, it also doubles as an anthem of resilience.
“They told me I was out there, tried to knock me down. 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” she passionately sings during the anthemic hook.
Going back to her original pop days, the song’s sonic has this laid back pop polish which glistens ever so perfectly. With atmospheric pop synths and an acoustic guitar intertwining with some pop-bass, it graciously builds to certify it’s empowering approach.
But in contrast there is also a raw angst that the chorus embodies that hears her screaming “Daisies” at the end of each hook. She passionately sings the chorus with the emotional desperateness to get through the pain which you can immediately connect to on the first listen.
This is a super strong beginning to this next chapter in Katy Perry’s musical journey as well as personal self-discovery as she enters parenthood.