Katy Perry and Alesso have come together on their new single “When I’m Gone,” an ethereal electro-pop dance track that represents the first collaboration between the deejay and pop star.
Perry’s second single this year,“When …” follows “Electric,” that was released in May as part of the Pokémon 25 soundtrack. Alesso’s fourth single of 2021, ‘… I’m Gone” follows “Chasing Stars,” a former collab with Marshmello featuring James Bay.
Talking about their new song, Perry said Alesso came to her with the track nearly a year and a half ago but she wasn’t sure if she’d be ready given the preparation for her Las Vegas residency shows, adding: “[The show] is so big and so wild that we wanted to inject some new blood into it. I was like, I have the perfect timing to put out a dance song that is through and through just so much fun and up, up, up. Then also with the music video that’s coming, I’m just going for it.”
About his singing co-star Alesso praised Perry’s songwriting skills stating: “I love when artists are getting more involved and have pointers because it’s a collab, this.” “It’s not just should be me doing the song. I have to say Katy was definitely a very perfectionist, and I love that.”