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Katy Perry Gets Back Her 'Smile' in KP5's Empowering Title Track

Just a day after Katy Perry had her KatyCats grinning by revealing the circus-themed cover art for her upcoming album Smile, the pop star unveiled the title track on Friday (July 10).

"I gotta say it's really been a while / But now I've got back that smile," she sings in the poppy, uplifting hook.

"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. This whole album is my journey towards the light - with stories of resilience, hope, and love," she wrote of the song on Twitter.

The "Firework" songstress previously kicked off her fifth album cycle in May with her equally inspiring lead single, "Daisies," and revealed the album cover for her upcoming LP earlier this week with a creative scheme for her fans — known as KatyCats — involving a virtual balloon game.

Playing into the carnival theme she used to tease the cover reveal earlier this week, Perry is front and center in the artwork, resting her chin on her palms as she dons a red clown's nose. The star wears a blue-and-white checkered outfit with her pinkish-blonde hair styled up.

"Step right up! Step right up! 🎪 KP5 is called 🙂 #SMILE 🙂," Perry captioned the announcement post on Instagram.