The pop star and American Idol judge announced on Thursday that her new single, titled "Daisies," from her forthcoming fifth album will be released on May 15. Perry also shared the cover art, which shows her surrounded by flowers as she smiles and looks up at the sky.
"The first single from #KP5 is called #DAISIES and she’s coming MAY 15, 2020 🌼," she wrote alongside the Instagram post, adding, "THE MUSIC MUST GO ON." Celeb friends, like Demi Lovato and Charlie Puth, couldn't contain their excitement, with Lovato writing, "Cute!!!" and Puth adding, "I LOVE this one."
Perry's fiance, Orlando Bloom, also wrote: "My favorite ❤️🔥"
However, Taylor Swift fans quickly jumped in the comments section, speculating that the new single could be a collaboration with the "Lover" songstress. Swift also posted a new photo of herself, wearing a beige sweater with navy daisies. The flowers on Swift's top resembled the ones on Perry's photos that fans started to freak out.
Swift fans also recalled that May 7, 2019 was when Perry sent Taylor an olive branch, ending their longtime feud.
HEAR. ME. OUT. Taylor is wearing a daisy shirt Katy referenced yntcd two days ago Taylor posted 1 hour and 25 minutes after Katy... THATS 85 MINUTES.... Those numbers are coming back.. what if we get a big announcement tomorrow maybe a collab on Katy’s #DAISIES 👀 pic.twitter.com/szp1XWf0Io
🚨 COLLAB ALERT 🚨 this literally CANNOT be a coincidence. i know we've all been 🤡s in the past but cmon now, look at this. either way we will stream kp5 with all our effort❤️ #Daisies#KatyIsComing lets hope taylor swift x katy perry is real 🌼 pic.twitter.com/iAzaw8b8TB
— average katheryn hudson stan 🌼 (@averagekatheryn) May 7, 2020
1989 TIMES IN A ROW?!?! TAYLOR POSTING WITH DAISY’S ON HER SHIRT?!?! KATY PERRY’S LEAD SINGLE FEATURES TAYLOR SWIFT!!! THIS IS GOING TO BE A MOMENT IN POP CULTURE#DAISES#KP5pic.twitter.com/1DdP3qwInB
ET learned at the time that it was the video’s strong pro-LGBTQ rights messaging which convinced Perry to appear in the clip.
"Katy agreed to do the music video because both she and Taylor are on the same page in regard to LGBTQ rights,” a source told ET. “They have both been big activists and feel very passionately about the cause.”
For more on how they buried the hatchet and put the past behind them, see below.