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The singer is set to kick off her Las Vegas residency today!

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Swedish DJ and producer Alesso has joined forces with global superstar Katy Perry to deliver a banger just in time for the new year with When I'm Gone. Perry is set to return to the stage today, launching her Las Vegas residency PLAY at at Resorts World.

Teasing the collaboration earlier this month, the pair took to socials with Perry teasing "You know, I just think it's time to give them everything the want", and did they ever! 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.

Written by the pair alongside Alida Garpestad Peck, Rami Yacoub, Space Primates’ Nathan Cunningham and Marc Sibley, and Alma Goodman, When I'm Gone will receive an official visual, set to drop January 10, on ESPN at halftime of the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship.

Running until March 2022, PLAY will celebrate 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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