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"What Makes a Woman?" Let Katy Perry explain

Liza Voloshin

Katy Perry has released a new song from her upcoming album Smile, along with a video.

The track, “What Makes a Woman,” is one that Katy has frequently mentioned as one of her favorites on the record.  The video is a stripped-down performance, with one naughty word changed to something more palatable. Katy sings the song on a sound stage with her band; the members who aren’t singing are wearing masks.

“What Makes a Woman” is about the fact that women have so many different sides that you just can’t pin them down — and you shouldn’t try to.

Katy sings, “Could spend your whole life but you couldn’t/Describe what makes a woman/She’s always been a perfect mystery/Could spend your whole life but you couldn’t/describe what makes a woman/And that’s what makes a woman to me.”

Smile is out on August 28.

(Video contains mild uncensored profanity.)

By Andrea Dresdale
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