Alesso and Katy Perry collaborated for the first time ever, ringing in the new year with a brand new, and ever catchy single titled “When I’m Gone.” The GRAMMY-nomiated producer and dance artist and the platinum-awared pop superstar are seen to mesh together in such an unforgettable manner, there is no question that people will raving to this song for years to come.

The Swedish native Alesso was the perfect choice for designing the sound for “When I’m Gone.” Previously known for tracks such as “If I Lose Myself,” “Under Control,” and “Calling (Lose My Mind),” his talents in rhythmic-perfection shine immensely in this collaboration. Katy Perry is a name already familiar to many, and rightfully so. Perry has totaled 50 billion streams including sales of 48 million albums and 135 million tracks. Her expertise allows her to have 40M + monthly listeners on Spotify, and over 20M followers on the platform alone. Simply to say, she’s an American legend pared with a talent deserves the spotlight just as much as she does.

“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 honored 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.”

~ Alesso

“When it comes to my music videos we all know I like to push the boundaries and 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.”

~ Katy Perry

“When I’m Gone” premired a new music video on ESPN at the halftime of the College Football Playoff National Championship on January 10th, 2022.

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Rebekah is a Contributing Journalist at Glasse Factory, and Editing, Writing and Media major at Florida State University. Rebekah lives in Tallahasee with her bearded dragon, and loves a wide range of indie folk and pop.
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Rebekah is a Contributing Journalist at Glasse Factory, and Editing, Writing and Media major at Florida State University. Rebekah lives in Tallahasee with her bearded dragon, and loves a wide range of indie folk and pop.

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