Stream: Katy Perry’s New Album ‘Smile’

Published: Thursday 27th Aug 2020 by Rashad

Three years have separated fans of Katy Perry from her last studio album, ‘Witness.’

A critically panned affair, the 2017-born effort was not only plagued with thumbs down from critics for seeing the GRAMMY nominee try her hand at ‘purposeful Pop’ but also from fans who were disappointed the era’s accompanying aesthetic veered too far left from the visuals that escorted its predecessors ‘Teenage Dream’ and ‘Prism.’

Going on to be her only major label LP to lack an RIAA certification, the stakes were high for its follow-up (later christened ‘Smile’).  Despite hoisting a number of its housed cuts for public consumption (see:  its title track, ‘Never Really Over,’ ‘Daisies,’ ‘Harleys in Hawaii’ and deluxe edition cuts ‘Small Talk’ and ‘Never Worn White’), ‘Smile’ – released August 28 – comes as her first major label project to go to chart battle without a Hot 100 top 10 single preceding it.

Will that play against it?  Listen inside and give us your two cents:


Click here to stream on Spotify.

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While not exactly seeing its content dominate the competition on the Hot 100, ‘Smile’ (the album) is projected to top the Billboard 200 based on pre-orders alone (as we reported here).

Once streaming figures are factored in, the set – barring any surprises – is expected to be Perry’s fourth consecutive chart-topper on the album hitlist.

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  1. #WAP August 27, 2020

    An absolute mess. The critics were kind when they said it was boring. And the fact that she’s using her having the baby for promo is so tacky. One big fat L. Even if it hits #1, it won’t be certified just like witness. 2/10

    • Don’t touch my hair August 28, 2020

      Hater and invalid comment

    • OOOP August 28, 2020

      Atleast it won’t fall off the billboard 200 in two weeks like your flop fav ‘s album BFLOP 🤣

    • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭 August 28, 2020

      Hot mess like yo mama’s WAP, witchy ashy puss. Only flop just die, no one wants yo attention seeking a-s-s.

    • Urg August 28, 2020

      Of course WAP aka Only Facts would be the first to comment. It proberly already had that comment typed and ready to paste as soon as the post came out. Only Facts is obessed with Katy and Nicki

  2. Charli Cheer Up August 28, 2020

    A very good decision not to scrap NRO and HinH because those two singles were the best tracks out of the whole album. This an improvement from Witness and it brings back the happy and fun side from Teenage Dream and Prism era.

  3. Liam August 28, 2020

    I like the album very positive and upbeat! I like it’s Katy but just more grown and mature pop.

  4. IAMME August 28, 2020

    This album is dope.

  5. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭 August 28, 2020

    Tears eye and cry about it are bops!!!🔥🔥🔥🔥I feel like the tracks are over the place. Not her best efforts but it’s better than witness

  6. Eric August 28, 2020

    This album is not bad for what it is, and I’m not even a real Katy fan.

    • Carlitos August 28, 2020

      It’s actually amazing!

  7. Fancy BISH August 28, 2020

    Cry About It Later should’ve been the single! *SMACKS* Like, HELLO 😂

    • Don’t touch my hair August 31, 2020

      😁😁😁😁

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