KATY PERRY UNVEILS NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO, “DAISIES”
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15 MAY 2020 (TORONTO, ON) - Today, Katy Perry released her new single, “Daisies,” an exhilarating celebration of the resilience of the human spirit in the face of cynicism and adversity. The anthemic song is a call to remain true to the course you’ve set for yourself, regardless of what others may think.
The official video, which received a YouTube Premiere, features Perry performing “Daisies” in a breathtaking natural setting. Filmmaker Liza Voloshin shot the clip from a safe social distance.
“Daisies” is from KP5, as fans refer to Perry’s as-yet-untitled fifth studio album, which will be released on Aug. 14 by Capitol Records/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company. Beginning today, fans can pre-order “Daisies”-themed bundles BELOW.
They can also visit Perry’s digital flower shop, Katy’s Daisies, where they can send virtual bouquets and messages to friends and loved ones.“Daisies” was produced by The Monsters & Strangerz (Zedd, Halsey, Maroon 5). Perry wrote the song with Jon Bellion, Jacob Kasher Hindlin, Michael Pollack and The Monsters’ Jordan K. Johnson and Stefan Johnson.
On Friday, May 15, Perry will perform live from home, and answer fan-submitted questions for Amazon Music’s live performance series on Amazon.com. Kicking off at 10:00 a.m. PT, Perry will perform some fan-favorite tracks and her new song, “Daisies,” for the first time ever live. Perry is joining Amazon Music to bring awareness to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. Using cutting edge technology, Perry will also perform “Daisies” on the “American Idol” season finale this Sunday, May 17.
Since Katy Perry’s Capitol Records debut in 2008 with One of the Boys, she has racked up a cumulative 40 billion streams alongside worldwide sales of over 45 million adjusted albums and 135 million tracks with her albums One of the Boys, Teenage Dream, PRISM and Witness, and her latest singles – Gold-certified “Never Really Over,” “Never Worn White,” “Small Talk” and “Harleys In Hawaii.”
Views of her 2013 video “Roar” recently surpassed three billion – making Perry the first female artist to reach this milestone. Perry was also the first female artist to have four videos surpass a billion views each. Her videos for “Firework” and “Last Friday Night” have over one billion views, while “Dark Horse” has surpassed the 2.7 billion mark.
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 – and the first-ever Capitol Records recording artist to join the elite RIAA 100 Million Certified Songs club.
Aside from being one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, Perry is an active advocate of many philanthropic causes.
In 2013, Perry was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador as a result of her commitment to improving the lives of children worldwide. From traveling to Vietnam and Madagascar to highlight the needs of some of the world’s most vulnerable children, to empowering girls and supporting adolescents living with HIV/AIDS, as well as raising awareness for UNICEF’s emergency relief efforts, Perry has used her powerful voice to advocate for children and support UNICEF’s mission to ensure every child’s right to health, education, equality, and protection.
She was awarded with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award in 2016.
Source Universal Music Canada
May 15, 2020 1:00am ET by Universal Music Canada