The end of December saw the release of ‘When I’m Gone’. the new single from Alesso and Katy Perry. Out on 10:22PM/Astralwerks/Capitol Records (Positiva/EMI in the UK), the track is the first-ever collaboration between the GRAMMY-nominated producer/dance artist and the multi-platinum-selling pop artist.
Alesso: "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 honoured 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 Perry: “When it comes to my music videos we all know I like to push the boundaries 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 track is a high-drama tune built on throbbing beats and piano melodies, and spotlights Katy’s vocal presence as she offers up a 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 favourite.'
The track is written by Alesso and Katy with Alida Garpestad Peck, Rami Yacoub, Space Primates’ Nathan Cunningham and Marc Sibley, and Alma Goodman.
On Monday, 10 January, the official music video will receive a massive worldwide premiere when ESPN (BT Sport in the UK) broadcasts the video at halftime of the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship.