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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


The singer recently kicked off her Las Vegas residency!

Image: Rony Alwin.

Swedish DJ and producer Alesso recently joined forces with global superstar Katy Perry on When I'm Gone, dropping the ultimate banger just in time for 2022.

Today, the pair have shared the songs official visual, directed by Hannah Lux Davis, and premiered on ESPN at during halftime at the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship. The industrial clip brings the dancefloor banger to life within a futuristic plant where Perry, accompanied by a dance troupe, gives a powerful performance.

Written by the pair alongside Alida Garpestad Peck, Rami Yacoub, Space Primates’ Nathan Cunningham and Marc Sibley, the pumping release is built upon Alesso's signature masterful production laced with powerful piano work, whilst Perry's captivating vocals glimmer above spatial soundscapes before pounding beats and synths take over. Conceptually, the pop mega track stands its ground, reminding the one who left you behind that you'll forever be on their mind.

Running until March 2022, PLAY celebrates Perry's illustrious career, and provide a space of fun and light after a challenging two years for the world. Performing tracks from her entire catalogue, fans will be treated to classic hits and fan favourites, all set within a play land world where the singer will take on the role of a doll.

“I’m so proud to bring this larger-than-life show to Vegas. This residency has been years in the making - I remember being in a hard hat and steel-toed boots to walk among the steel beams that make up this gorgeous new theater! I had such a wild time dreaming up all six acts of this show, and it really made me listen to my catalog in a whole new way to come up with a set list that included 20 of my most-streamed songs as well as my new Alesso collaboration to keep things fresh.” Perry says of the residency.

When I'm Gone is out now!


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