Katy Perry’s New Song “Woman’s World” Is Already Being Criticized Before Release

Katy Perry recently served as a judge on “American Idol.”
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  • Katy Perry has announced that her new single, “Woman’s World”, will be released on July 11.
  • Perry also shared a short clip of the song on TikTok, teasing a theme of female empowerment.
  • The production and lyrics have previously been criticized as “dated” and “clichéd” on social media.

Katy Perry’s new song won’t be released until next month, but the pop star’s high-profile comeback may already be in jeopardy.

On Monday, Perry revealed the cover and title of her upcoming single, “Woman’s World,” due out July 11, which will serve as the lead single from Perry’s seventh album.

“Get ready to take off,” Perry wrote.

The album, which has not yet been named, will be Perry’s first full-length album since 2020’s “Smile,” which garnered a disappointing response from critics and fans. (Business Insider’s music team gave the album a 4.6 out of 10.)

At the time, “Smile” was also billed as a rebirth following the backlash sparked by Perry’s previous album, 2017’s “Witness.”

Since then, Perry has done relatively low for a chart-topping, record-breaking superstar. She gave birth to her first child with Orlando Bloom, a daughter named Daisy Dove, in August 2020. The following year, she launched “Play”, an 80-show residency in Las Vegas. Perry also served as a judge on “American Idol” for seven seasons, finishing her final episode in May.

As those efforts came to a close, Perry began to hint that this would be a big pop comeback — and the timing didn’t go unnoticed.

More than a decade has passed since Perry released a famous album (2013’s “Prism”). Her most recent hit was “Daisies,” which peaked at No. 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2020.

In the words of @mazzypopstar, a pop music commentary account on , she has a chance…”

When Perry finally launched her new era this week, she paired the announcement with a short clip of “Woman’s World” on TikTok. The lyrics appear to focus on female empowerment, individuality and strength, themes that Perry has explored repeatedly in songs like “Firework” (2010), “Roar” (2013) and “Resilient” ( 2020).

“Sexy, confident / So smart,” Perry sings. “She is heaven-sent / So sweet, so strong.”

However, Perry’s return to a familiar formula has not inspired confidence among the masses – at least judging by reactions on social media.

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“I was rooting for Katy but these lyrics are so dated,” one skeptic wrote on X. “This is fodder for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.”

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Some people made fun of the production and overall sound of the song, leaving harsh comments on TikTok.

At the time of writing, the first comment on Perry’s own video reads: “Get in the studio now and re-record this song.” Another said: “Are those AI words? »

In separate videos, various creators said the snippet sounded like a “cliched cliché” and “an ARTPOP rejected track,” referencing Lady Gaga’s 2013 album.

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Many others criticized Perry’s new visual direction, accusing him of criticizing the aesthetic of niche pop musicians like Charli Venezuelan Arca.

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Another significant portion of the criticism on social media stems from a rumor that “Woman’s World” is produced by Dr. Luke, who Kesha has publicly accused of emotional and sexual abuse.

Kesha herself added fuel to the fire, simply writing “lol” over X shortly after Perry shared her announcement.

However, Business Insider was unable to verify the production credits for “Woman’s World.” A representative for Perry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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