Daisies (song)

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"Daisies"
Katy Perry Daisies.png
Single by Katy Perry
from the album Smile
ReleasedMay 15, 2020 (2020-05-15)
Format
Recorded2020
GenrePop
Length2:53
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)The Monsters & Strangerz
Katy Perry singles chronology
"Never Worn White"
(2020)
"Daisies"
(2020)
"Smile"
(2020)
Music video
"Daisies" on YouTube

"Daisies" is a song recorded by American singer Katy Perry for her upcoming sixth studio album, Smile (2020). It was released on May 15, 2020, by Capitol Records, as the album's third single. The song was serviced to US adult contemporary and pop radio formats on May 18 and June 9, 2020, respectively. She co-wrote the track with Jon Bellion, Jacob Kasher Hindlin, Michael Pollack, and its producers Jordan K. Johnson and Stefan Johnson of The Monsters & Strangerz. "Daisies" peaked at number 40 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and has charted within the top 20 in Croatia and Scotland as well as the top 30 in Hungary, Ireland, and Latvia.

Release[edit]

On May 7, 2020, Perry announced through social media that her upcoming sixth album's first single, entitled "Daisies", would be released on May 15, 2020.[1] Its cover art was also posted that day, featuring Perry smiling in a field of yellow daisies.[2] The following day, in a promotional campaign for "Daisies", coinciding with Mother's Day, a digital flower shop called "Katy's Daisies" which offers 12 free multicolored bouquet options to "tell someone you care, you love them, you miss them, or simply thank them for believing in you" was opened.[3] A remix from MK followed on May 29, 2020.[4]

Composition[edit]

"Daisies" is a pop song with acoustic guitars[5] that runs for 2 minutes and 53 seconds.[6] Written in the key of F# Major, the song has a time signature time signature of 4
4
common time and a moderately fast tempo of 122 beats per minute. The song also follows a chord progression of B-D#m-C#.[7] The track "celebrates the strength of the human spirit as it overcomes adversity".[8] Perry said it took on a new meaning of revitalizing lost dreams discovered through the challenges of quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic.[9] During a Facebook live stream, the singer shared details about the song, saying, "It's a song for all of the dreams that you guys have been dreaming about, and all the things you want to achieve".[10] When "Daisies" premiered, she also revealed on social media that the song was written "a couple of months ago as a call to remain true to the course you've set for yourself, regardless of what others may think".[11] Its lyrics include "They told me I was out there / tried to knock me down / took those sticks and stones / showed 'em I can build a house / They told me I was crazy / But I'll never let 'em change me / 'til they cover me in daisies."[12]

Critical reviews[edit]

Alexa Camp of Slant Magazine described it as an "atmospheric ballad".[13] Brittany Spanos of Rolling Stone describes Perry's new work as a "booming, empowering [...] bright track".[14] The New York Post's Chuck Arnold said the track is "Perry's best song since her 2013 album Prism".[15] Jem Aswad of Variety called the song a "Firework"-style slow burner that shows off how far she's come as a singer".[16] Vulture contributor Chris Murphy also praised the song, calling it a "pretty good" acoustic-guitar-driven pop song.[5] Jessica Castillo, editor of Teen Vogue, praised the song's themes of self-esteem and inspiration, concluding that "Daisies" is "a perfect reminder to stay your path and pay no mind to people who doubt you".[12] Kate Solomon of The Guardian wrote that "this song is basically Unconditionally and Tsunami and every other power ballad [Katy Perry]'s ever done".[17]

Chart performance[edit]

"Daisies" debuted at number 40 on the US Billboard Hot 100, giving Perry her 25th top 40 song in the country.[18] Also, it reached number three on the US Digital Song Sales chart.[19] On the Adult Top 40 chart, "Daises" became Perry's 16th top-ten single charting at 9 being her biggest position on the chart since "Chained To The Rhythm" on 2017. By having 16 songs at the top ten, Perry became the fifth artist with most top ten on the chart.[20]

Elsewhere, the song peaked at number 37 on the UK Official Charts Company, and on number six on the UK Singles Downloads Chart.[21] The has song reached number 33 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart.[22] It peaked at number 4 on the Spanish Sales Chart, Perry's highest charting single since appearing on Calvin Harris's 2017 single "Feels" with Pharrell Williams and Big Sean.[23] It reached higher peaks on other charts, including number 4 on Scotland, number 2 on the Ultratip Belgium chart, 10 on Sweden, 12 on Croatia, 3 on New Zeland Hot Singles and 2 on Tokio.

Promotion[edit]

Live performances[edit]

On May 15, 2020, Perry performed a stripped-down take of "Daisies" and participated in a Q&A with fans on Amazon Music's weekly Friday Live performance series.[24] She also performed the song on Houseparty's "In the House" event on the same day.[25]

The first televised performance of the song occurred during the eighteenth season finale of American Idol on May 17, 2020; the performance utilized mixed reality technology, using a soundstage in Los Angeles equipped with LED screens and augmented reality graphics to allow Perry to see and interact with a digital environment in real-time (rather than using chromakey).[26][27][28] On May 22, 2020, Perry performed live on Good Morning America, kicking off Good Morning America's 2020 Concert Series.[29] Perry also performed a deep house remix virtually for the Can't Cancel pride benefit concert on June 26, 2020.[30]

Music videos[edit]

A music video, directed by Liza Voloshin, was released along with the single on May 15, 2020. It was shot during quarantine and showcases Perry in a naturalistic setting.[15] She later revealed that the music video was not what was originally planned, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the initial shoot set to happen on March 13, 2020 was cancelled.[31]

In support of LGBT Pride, Perry released an alternative video titled "Daises (Can't Cancel Pride)" on June 26, 2020.[32] The video uses the deep house remix of "Daisies" and is a recording of Perry performing the song virtually at the Can't Cancel Pride benefit concert. This remix also interpolates lines from her back catalogue of songs including: "I Kissed A Girl", "Peacock", "Walking on Air" and "Swish Swish".[30]

Track listing[edit]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[36]

  • Katy Perry – lead vocals, songwriter
  • Chris Anokute – A&R
  • Jonathon Bellion – songwriter, associated performer, background vocals
  • Rachel Findlen – engineer
  • Lauren Glucksman – A&R
  • John Hanes – mixing engineer
  • Jacob Kasher Hindlin – songwriter
  • Jordan K. Johnson – songwriter
  • Stefan Johnson – songwriter
  • Dave Kutch – mastering engineer
  • Michael Pollack – songwriter, associated performer, guitar
  • Pierre-Luc Rioux – associated performer, guitar
  • Gian Stone – vocal producer
  • The Monsters & Strangerzproducers, associated performers, vocal engineers, vocal producers

Charts[edit]

Chart performance for "Daisies"
Chart (2020) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[37] 37
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[38] 64
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[39] 2
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[40] 33
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[41] 37
Canada AC (Billboard)[42] 28
Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard)[43] 48
Canada Hot AC (Billboard)[44] 30
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[45] 68
Croatia (HRT)[46] 12
Euro Digital Song Sales (Billboard)[47] 6
Greece (IFPI)[48] 49
Hungary (Single Top 40)[49] 23
Ireland (IRMA)[50] 27
Italy (FIMI)[51] 70
Japan Hot Overseas (Billboard)[52] 12
Latvia (Latvijas Top 40)[53] 27
Lithuania (AGATA)[54] 46
Netherlands (Dutch Tipparade)[55] 10
Netherlands (Single Tip)[56] 7
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[57] 3
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[58] 4
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[59] 74
Spain Digital Song Sales (Billboard)[60] 4
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[61] 10
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[62] 57
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[63] 37
US Billboard Hot 100[18] 40
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[64] 13
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[65] 9
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[66] 28
US Rolling Stone Top 100[67] 28
Venezuela Anglo (Record Report)[68] 38

Release history[edit]

Release dates and formats for "Daisies"
Region Date Format Version Label Ref.
Various May 15, 2020 Original Capitol [69]
Australia Contemporary hit radio [70]
Italy Universal [71]
United Kingdom Capitol [72]
United States May 18, 2020 Adult contemporary [73]
Various May 29, 2020
  • Digital download
  • streaming
MK remix [4]
United Kingdom May 30, 2020 Adult contemporary Original [74]
United States June 9, 2020 Contemporary hit radio [75]
Various June 22, 2020
  • Digital download
  • streaming
Oliver Heldens remix [33]
July 1, 2020 Acoustic [34]
July 31, 2020 7-inch single Original
  • Capitol
  • Universal
[35]

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