Alesso, Katy Perry meet on ultimate house-pop crossover, ‘When I’m Gone’ [Stream]
Just two weeks after the three-year-road to “Somebody To Use” came to an end, Alesso mysteriously rid his Instagram page of every single post, even going as far as wiping his profile photo. It’s no well-kept secret that artists taking that course of action routinely signals that something larger is planned for the near future and rumblings of a meeting with Katy Perry began to spark on Twitter after the Swede had previously hinted at a planned release beside an A-list name. And that prediction was brought to life when Alesso and Katy Perry subsequently slotted “When I’m Gone” for an end-of-year delivery, with the December 30 due date now arriving.
The “Calling” architect’s record has seen its fair share of high-profile lyrical combinations time and time again, touting the likes of Ryan Tedder, Tove Lo, Hailee Steinfeld and Florida Georgia Line, with Liam Payne most recently joining that star-studded lineup. But Katy Perry now emphatically waves the collaborative flag that bears Alesso’s largest musical counterpart throughout his decade-plus career. “When I’m Gone” resolves as a seamless—yet unexpected—house-pop match made in heaven, linking together two legendary names to already rig the new year with its first crossover anthem. The duo’s music video is scheduled to be unveiled on ESPN amidst the upcoming 2022 College Football National Championship game on Monday, January 10.
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