With about three weeks left before her new album was released, Smiling, Katy Perry hosted her second #SmileSunday livestream on Sunday (August 9), giving fans a sneak peek at what to expect at the upcoming release.
During the approximately 45-minute question & preview, the 35-year-old pop star previewed new songs “Cry About It Later” and “Teary Eyes”, showed off some nice lens-shaped album art, playfully teased younger fans about cassette tapes and even got a surprise visit from her fiancé Orlando Bloom and her teacup poodle, Nugget.
“Hello, internet,” a smiling Bloom said into the camera before dutifully wiping lipstick from his wife-to-be teeth.
“I’m not embarrassed, but it’s like you know when you do something in your room and someone walks in and it’s like ‘This is my lonely time,'” joked Perry, who is expecting his first child with a British actor.
Wearing a shiny pink dress with black dots and large heart-shaped earrings, the singer also revealed that the Target deluxe version of Smiling – scheduled for release on August 28 – will feature an exclusive song called “High on Your Own Supply.”
Perry said the track was recorded at the beginning of the coronavirus lock in March “when I felt this was the end of the world.”
The singer also revealed that a new video game-themed music video for an unspecified song could be released in the coming week.
“We used the world of a video game to tell a part of our story because it feels like we’re living in a simulation right now, where we’re all trying to get out of this episode,” she said.
Minutes before the live stream ended, Perry took a short bathroom break and told fans she has no “control over this part of my body” anymore. “You try to be very, very pregnant and hold on to it,” she added with a laugh.
As for pregnancy, the singer says there are two things she looks forward to most after giving birth: eating fresh sashimi and drinking the “dirtiest martini ever.”
Smiling was originally scheduled for release on August 14, but has been postponed to August 28 due to production delays. Perry started #SmileSunday – which will happen every week – to help fans pass the time until the album’s arrival.