New video and single available now
Katy Perry cruises down a heart-shaped highway in her new song, “Harleys in Hawaii.” The accompanying video – a constant vacation state of mind, shot in Hawaii and helmed by Barcelona-based directing studio Manson – is below. Perry wrote the track with her “Small Talk” collaborators, Charlie Puth, Johan Carlsson and Jacob Kasher Hindlin. Carlsson and Puth produced “Harleys in Hawaii.”
“Harleys in Hawaii” comes on the heels of her current single, “Small Talk,” and the gold-certified hit “Never Really Over,” backing up Billboard’s assertation that “the Katy Perry Renaissance…is here, undeniably and spectacularly…Perry is making her most exciting music in years, and within the span of a few months, she has completely shifted expectations for her next project among pop junkies.”
“Never Really Over,” which marked her first new solo music since 2017, was the biggest streaming launch of Perry’s career and has been certified gold. Views of the accompanying video have surpassed 80 million.
Earlier this summer, Perry was awarded a plaque commemorating 100 million RIAA song certifications. She is one of only five artists in history to have topped 100 million certified units with their digital singles – and the first-ever Capitol Records recording artist to join the elite RIAA 100 Million Certified Songs club.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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