Alesso teams up with Katy Perry for new single ‘When I’m Gone’

Alesso x Katy Perry Press Shot by Rony Alwin
Alesso x Katy Perry Press Shot by Rony Alwin

The highly anticipated global premiere of Alesso and Katy Perry‘s new single “When I’m Gone took place yesterday. The first-ever collaboration between the iconic GRAMMY-nominated producer/dance artist and the multi-platinum-selling pop superstar, “When I’m Gone,” is out now via 10:22PM/Astralwerks/Capitol Records.

Alesso and Katy Perry prove to be a match made in dancefloor heaven from the very first seconds of “When I’m Gone.” The track, which features Katy’s radiant vocal presence and is built on throbbing beats and powerful piano melodies, is a high-drama anthem that highlights Katy’s radiant vocal presence as she issues a fierce 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 favorite“. “When I’m Gone,” written by Alesso and Katy with Alida Garpestad Peck, Rami Yacoub, Nathan Cunningham and Marc Sibley of Space Primates, and Alma Goodman, comes to life with Alesso’s immaculate sound design and endlessly imaginative yet pop-perfect production.

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 ESPN broadcasts the official music video for “When I’m Gone” at halftime of the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, January 10, it will receive a massive worldwide premiere.


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

The release of “When I’m Gone” caps off an incredible year for Alesso, who recently released his debut NFT collection “Cosmic Genesis” in collaboration with OneOf (the green NFT platform built for the music community). Over the past few months, he’s seen tremendous success with “Chasing Stars (with Marshmello feat. James Bay),” a bittersweet but euphoric anthem that cracked the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart spending 11 weeks there. The ecstatically received long-awaited winter floor-filler “Somebody To Use,” “Rescue Me (with Danna Paola)” (featured on the official soundtrack to Blade Runner Black Lotus), and the electro-pop powerhouse “Going Dumb (with Stray Kids & CORSAK)” are among Alesso’s other recent triumphs. Alesso, a truly dynamic creative force, also released PROGRESSO VOL 2, a two-track EP that serves as the thrilling sequel to 2019’s ALESSO MIXTAPE – PROGRESSO VOLUME 1.

Alesso is gearing up to ring in 2022 by performing two shows in Miami on New Year’s Eve, in addition to sharing “When I’m Gone” with the world (one with Doja Cat at Fountaine Bleau Poolside, the other at Liv Nightclub). Tomorrow night, he’ll perform at Decadence in Phoenix and Denver, and on New Year’s Day, he’ll headline Omnia Las Vegas.