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"Bon Appétit"
Katy Perry - Bon Appétit (Official Single Cover).png
Single by Katy Perry featuring Migos
from the album Witness
Released April 28, 2017
Format Digital download
Genre
Length 3:47
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Katy Perry singles chronology
"Chained to the Rhythm"
(2017)
"Bon Appétit"
(2017)
Migos singles chronology
"Peek a Boo"
(2017)
"Bon Appétit"
(2017)
"Body"
(2017)
Music video
"Bon Appétit" on YouTube

"Bon Appétit" is a song by American singer Katy Perry featuring American hip hop group Migos. The track is a dance-pop song with sexual double entendres involving food. It was released on April 28, 2017, as the second single from her upcoming fifth studio album, Witness. An accompanying music video followed on May 12, 2017, and features Perry being prepared and served by chefs as a meal. Commercially, "Bon Appétit" has reached the top 30 in Belgium, Canada, Scotland, Slovakia, and Spain.

Composition

"Bon Appétit" is a disco-infused dance-pop and trap-pop song[1][2] with a duration of 3 minutes and 47 seconds.[3] At the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, Perry described it as "pretty sexual" song that was part of "some of that good 'ol Katy Perry, fluffy stuff that you love so much".[4] According to Hugh McIntyre from Forbes, the track's rhythm features "breezy, summery, 90's-invoking vibes" and a beat that gradually builds, eventually becoming "undeniable".[5] MTV writer Sasha Geffen calls the track, "a smorgasbord" of double entrendres with food.[1] In the song, Perry sings "I'm all that you want, boy/All that you can have, boy/Got me spread like a buffet/Bon appétit, baby".[6]

Release and promotion

On April 24, Perry sent out a recipe for the "World's Best Cherry Pie", teasing the song's release. Fans sent photos of their completed pies to Perry on Twitter where she said they "may get a surprise" and rated their pies.[7][8] Perry subsequently announced the track's release two days later. Capitol Records released it for download on April 28, 2017, as the second single from her upcoming fifth studio album.[3][9] To promote the song on the day of its release, Perry went to Times Square in a food truck to hand out cherry pies to fans.[2] Three days later, she and Migos performed it at the 2017 Met Gala after Perry also sang her songs "Chained to the Rhythm", "Dark Horse", and "Firework". According to Vogue, "Bon Appétit" was the highlight of the show, writing the performance was where "things really got going", concluding "that's how you wrap up a Met Gala."[10]

Critical reception

Entertainment Weekly's Nolan Feeney gave "Bon Appétit" a B+ rating writing, "she is back to garish, stupid-fun party jams that don't even try to be subtle about cramming in as many sex metaphors as possible in three-and-a-half minutes. In other words, the kind of songs she's best at."[11] Forbes writer Hugh McIntyre felt the song was "great pop music" with potential for success.[5] Jon Carmanica of The New York Times states, "Ms. Perry is in her least convincing mode—dance-floor diva—but the production is direct and effective."[12] NME writer Jamie Milton calls "Bon Appétit" a "recipe for greatness", and "supremely confident, addictive, steamed-up sound of summer 2017". Milton praised Migos' presence on the song saying they "could grace any track and make it even better".[13] Chris Willman of Variety says "Bon Appétit is, "a gleefully ridiculous exercise in chewing the comedic scenery by presenting female sexuality as a four-course-plus meal", noting Perry is moving "further into a pure EDM-pop realm here".[14] Idolator's Mike Wass described the song as "catchy" and a "tasty treat", though felt its chorus had too many double entrendes.[15]

In a negative review, USA Today contributor Jayme Deerwester criticized the track's production as "unsubstantial and ultimately unsatisfying".[16] Spin writer Anna Gaca was equally critical of the song. Gaca called the song "Katy Perry's drooling one-trick pony of a new single, also featuring Migos. It's about food and none-too-coded references to Katy Perry's vagina, and it will make you a little uncomfortable."[17] Isha Aran of Fusion was critical of the lyrics and production, while considering the song an improvement to its predecessor commenting "I can't say the song is great (Katy Perry songs always feel incomplete to me, like they're giving 70%), but it's something of a relief—much less awkward than 'conscious' Katy."[18]

Chart performance

In Australia, the track debuted at number 35 on the ARIA Charts with sales of 4,358 copies.[19] In the United Kingdom, it entered at number 40 on the UK Singles Chart.[20]

In the United States, the song arrived at number 76 on the Billboard Hot 100, with first week digital downloads of 18,000 copies and an airplay audience of 3.8 million.[21] It has since reached number 59 on the chart.[22] In Canada, "Bon Appétit" entered at number 41[23] before rising to number 14.[24]

Music video

Dent De Cuir directed the song's music video, which was released on May 12, 2017 and features Chef Roy Choi. It first shows Perry wrapped in plastic before chefs cut the wrapping open and "start kneading her like dough" before she is boiled in a pot with carrots while singing her lyrics and Choi serves her as a meal. Migos watches and raps their verses as she then dances on a pole. Perry then is served a pie containing dismembered body parts.[25]

Brian Josephs of Spin criticized the video as "uncomfortable to watch", and wrote that it is "Weird as Hell".[26] Writing for Entertainment Weekly, Nolan Feeney called it both "eye-catching" and "as creepy as it is bonkers".[27]

The video accrued over 14 million views within 24 hours on YouTube, the most since Adele's "Hello" music video.[28]

Track listing

Digital download[3]
No. Title Length
1. "Bon Appétit" (featuring Migos) 3:47
Digital download – MUNA Remix[29]
No. Title Length
1. "Bon Appétit" (MUNA Remix) 3:21
Digital download – Martin Jensen Remix[30]
No. Title Length
1. "Bon Appétit" (featuring Migos) (Martin Jensen Remix) 2:56
Digital download – 3LAU Remix[31]
No. Title Length
1. "Bon Appétit" (featuring Migos) (3LAU Remix) 3:04

Credits and personnel

Credits adapted from Genius.[32]

  • Katy Perry – songwriting, vocals
  • Migos – songwriting, vocals
  • Shellback – songwriting, programming, background vocals, keyboard, production
  • Oscar Holter – songwriting, programmer, keyboards
  • Ferras – songwriting
  • Daryl McPherson – recording engineer
  • Jeremy Lertola – assistant recording engineer
  • Cory Bice – assistant recording engineer
  • Serban Ghenea – mixer
  • Peter Karlsson – editor
  • Sam Holland – engineer
  • John Hanes – mixing engineer

Charts

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[33] 35
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[34] 75
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[35] 10
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[36] 18
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[24] 14
Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard)[37] 28
Canada Hot AC (Billboard)[38] 35
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[39] 38
Finland Download (Latauslista)[40] 24
France (SNEP)[41] 37
Germany (Official German Charts)[42] 72
Ireland (IRMA)[43] 44
Italy (FIMI)[44] 54
Mexico (Billboard Ingles Airplay)[45] 19
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[46] 32
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[47] 63
New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)[48] 2
Portugal (AFP)[49] 57
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[50] 22
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[51] 30
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[52] 10
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[53] 54
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[54] 59
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[55] 40
US Billboard Hot 100[22] 59
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[56] 38

Release history

List of release dates, showing region, release format, and label
Region Date Format Version Label Ref.
Worldwide April 28, 2017 Digital download Original Capitol [3]
May 19, 2017 MUNA Remix [29]
Martin Jensen Remix [30]
3LAU Remix [31]

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