Katy Perry, just a few days after giving birth to her first child Daisy Dove Bloom with Orlando Bloom dropped an animated music video for Resilient, the latest visual from her album Smile, that was released last Friday.
The animation clip directed by Aya Tanimura follows the life cycle of a tree growing on a city block from its start as a single seed in a bird’s droppings to a fully-grown plant. In the video, as the tree grows up, a whole cast of characters pass by the tree on its journey, including a struggling musician modeled after Katy, a local business owner, a pair of ants, a butterfly, and a striped cat.
There is also a tongue-in-cheek reference to the infamous “plastic bag” line from Katy’s 2010 superhit single Firework. Earlier this year, Katy also released the non-album ballad “Never Worn White” where she revealed that she was expecting her first child with fiancé Orlando.
For the uninformed, Katy finally gave birth to her first child, a baby girl. The grammy-nominated songstress shared the news with UNICEF, the organization they serve as Goodwill Ambassadors for, on Wednesday. They named their girl Daisy Dove Bloom.
The couple, in a statement after their child’s birth, said, “We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter.” It further read, “But we know we’re the lucky ones and not everyone can have a birthing experience as peaceful as ours was. Communities around the world are still experiencing a shortage of healthcare workers and every eleven seconds a pregnant woman or newborn dies, mostly from preventable causes. Since COVID-19, many more newborn lives are at risk because of a greater lack of, access to water, soap, vaccines and medicines that prevent diseases. As parents to a newborn, this breaks our hearts, as we empathize with struggling parents now more than ever.”