Katy Perry Unveiled The Cover Art Of Her Next Album Smile: “One Of The Darkest Periods Of My Life And Had Lost My Smile”

On Thursday the 35-year-old "Daisies" singer unveiled her upcoming album's first look and title, Smile. The album debuts on Aug. 14, dropping the title track this Friday.

Playing in the carnival theme she used for her preview cover unveiled earlier this week, Katy Perry is at the front and middle of the artwork, resting her head on her hands as she dons the nose of a round red clown. The star wears a blue-and-white checkered dress and styled up her pink-blond hair.

“Step right up! Step right up! ? KP5 is called ? #SMILE ?,” Perry captioned the Instagram announcement post.

Perry, expecting her first child at the moment, clarified that the new song album is inspired by a tough time of the singer, who opened up last month to consider suicide after a previous breakup from her now-fiancé Orlando Bloom.

“I wrote the title track from the album when I was coming through one of the darkest periods of my life and had lost my smile,” she added in the caption. “This whole album is my journey towards the light — with stories of resilience, hope, and love.”

Though details of the forthcoming album remain still under wraps, Perry did reveal information on one song that was reported to be on the tracklist. Last month, speaking to an NRJ Lebanon radio show, the artist explained the significance behind a tune title, “What Makes a Woman.”

“That is a hope I have for my future child, is that she doesn’t have any limits on any of her dreams, or what she wants to be, or who she thinks she is,” Perry said, as per reports from Billboard. “And, you know, she can change whenever she wants. She doesn’t have to … she can try everything on if she wants; figure out what fits.”

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And so I think that song is important to me and important for her,” she added at the time.

Although the artist has settled for her album on a label, the same can not be said on the way for her baby-for a sweet purpose! As Perry and Orlando Bloom are excited for their baby daughter, the mom-to-be said they’re going to wait until their newborn comes in the world for a name to deciding.

“We have yet to decide specifically on her name because, I think, we’ve got options and she’ll tell us,” Perry said while an interview with  Mix 104.1’s Karson & Kennedy last month. “I’ll look at her and go, ‘Oh yeah, yeah, you are her; you are that.'”