On Wednesday (May 13) Katy Perry announced the release date for her hotly anticipated fifth album, known by fans as?KP5, with an assist from Amazon's?silk-voiced AI, Alexa.
The news broke via a clip posted to Twitter on Tuesday (May 12) by Perry fan site KatyCats.com. In the video, the virtual home assistant can be heard saying,?"Katy asked me to let you know that her new album will be released on August 14." Capitol Records has since confirmed the slated release date, per?Billboard.
The album will be the pop star's first full-length LP released in over three years, following 2017's?Witness. The first single off the collection, "Daisies," will drop Friday (May 15), which Perry will perform on Amazon Live along with a Q&A with fans.
In the meantime, Perry has?released various singles over the course of 2019 and 2020, like "Never Worn White," the picturesque?video for which doubled as a pregnancy reveal. The happy news that Perry is expecting a daughter with her fiancé, actor Orlando Bloom, was confirmed in a subsequent Instagram Live. During quarantine, the 35-year-old?American Idol?judge and mom-to-be has been open about her struggles with mental health, to which many fans have reached out to offer support via social media.