Katy Perry announces delay in release of her new album ‘Smile’

US pop singer Katy Perry has announced that due to unavoidable production delays, her new studio album SMILE will now be released two weeks later on August 28, 2020.

The Roar singer turned to Instagram and shared photos of her face covered in pie and said, “Welp. I hate to throw this bad news at you like a pie in the face…but if there’s anything 2020 taught me, it’s to not get too attached to plans and be malleable.

“Due to unavoidable production delays, my album #SMILE will now be released two weeks later on August 28.”

“To make this up to you, starting this Sunday (Aug 2) and until the album drops join me for #SmileSundays! Every Sunday, time TBA soon, I’m going to go on LIVE for 30 minutes or more and talk all things SMILE you’ll see new merch… I’ll play some snippets… maybe we’ll go live together… we’ll def have a good chat!,” the 35-year-old singer further said.

“Thanks for being so flexible in this time… it’s a wild one, for sure, but I hope the patience will be worth the wait!,” Katy said before signing off.
Initially the Smile was set to release on August 14, 2020.

Earlier, Katy, who is pregnant with her first child with her fiancé, Hollywood star Orlando Bloom, postponed their wedding for the second time.