Alesso, Katy Perry release ‘When I’m Gone’

Song is available digitally

Alesso and Katy Perry have premiered the hotly anticipated electrifying new single, “When I’m Gone.” Out now via 10:22PM/Astralwerks/Capitol Records, “When I’m Gone” is the first-ever collaboration between the iconic GRAMMY-nominated producer/dance artist and the multi-platinum-selling pop superstar.

“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,” Alesso shares.

“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,” Perry adds.

Within the very first seconds of “When I’m Gone,” Alesso and Perry prove to be a match made in dance floor heaven. A high-drama anthem built on throbbing beats and powerful piano melodies, the track spotlights Perry’s radiant vocal presence as she offers up a fierce warning to the one who’s left her behind: “You’re chasing the danger. It’s just in your nature. Look for me in strangers. All these pretty faces. No one can replace it. I’m always your favorite.” Written by Alesso and Katy with Alida Garpestad Peck, Rami Yacoub, Space Primates’ Nathan Cunningham and Marc Sibley, and Alma Goodman, “When I’m Gone” comes to wild and dazzling life thanks to Alesso’s immaculate sound design and endlessly imaginative yet pop-perfect production.

On Monday, January 10th, the official music video will receive a massive worldwide premiere when ESPN broadcasts the video at halftime of the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship.

The track premieres the day Perry opens Play, her first-ever Las Vegas residency, at Resorts World, Las Vegas. The show will run through March 19, 2022, will include exclusive New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day performances. Perry will be performing a special medley of “When I’m Gone”/”Walking On Air” during the residency and for CNN’s New Year’s Eve with Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen.

Ahead of the residency, Perry launched her first-ever NFT collection in collaboration with Theta Network. The first of these digital collectibles features personal content from Katy titled “The Roar Package: Looking Back While Moving Forward.” This is the first-ever Las Vegas residency to feature exclusive NFTs commemorating the live event, making them one-of-a-kind collectibles for Katy Perry superfans across the world. These digital collectibles will provide a range of utility and benefits to their owners that will be revealed as the year progresses and across multiple drops over the course of 2022.

The premiere of “When I’m Gone” caps off an extraordinary year for Alesso, who recently partnered with OneOf (the green NFT platform built for the music community) to release his debut NFT collection “Cosmic Genesis.” Over the past few months, he’s seen tremendous success with “Chasing Stars (with Marshmello feat. James Bay),” a bittersweet but euphoric anthem that cracked the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart spending 11 weeks there.

In addition, Alesso is now gearing up to ring in 2022 by playing two shows in Miami on New Year’s Eve (one with Doja Cat at Fountaine Bleau Poolside, the other at Liv Nightclub). He’ll also take the stage at Decadence in Phoenix and Denver Thursday night (Dec 30th), and headline Omnia Las Vegas on New Year’s Day.

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