Swedish DJ Alesso and global pop star Katy Perry joined forces for the new dance-pop hit “When I’m Gone” via Astralwerks/Capitol Records.
There Will Be An Exclusive Premiere of the “When I’m Gone” MV
On January 10, the official music video for “When I’m Gone” will receive a massive worldwide premiere; when ESPN broadcasts the video at halftime of the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship.
“When I’m Gone” is the first-ever collaboration between the iconic duo. Alesso shared, “I’m so thrilled that “When I’m Gone” is finally out. We’ve been waiting the whole year to share it with all of you. I’m honored to collaborate with Katy on such an amazing dance record and with ESPN to become the first artists to premiere our music video at halftime of the College Football Playoff National Championship. I loved working with her and think this song and video came out super special.”
Katy added, “When it comes to my music videos we all know I like to push the boundaries and myself, and create unique opportunities for my fans to see them. ESPN and especially College GameDay hold a special place in my heart, so partnering with Alesso to become the first artists to ever debut a global music video within a live event on ESPN made for a perfect and natural pairing.”
The new song talks about going through a hard breakup but knowing that the other person won’t be the same without you. “Late nights, callin’ me, callin’ me. Do anything to keep me close. Well, you should know it’s gonna be, gonna be. So hard for you to let me go…When I’m gonе, I’m never really gonе… You think you’re movin’ on. But it won’t be for long, you’ll see,” Katy sings in the chorus.
Katy Just Kicked Off Her Las Vegas Residency
The new collab comes as a celebration of Katy’s new Las Vegas residency, which kicked off on December 29. The setlist has already been revealed and included all of her biggest hits as well as newer songs. If you’re thinking of traveling to Vegas, now it’s definitely the time if you want to check Katy’s show out! All dates are tickets are available on Katy’s website here.