Visionary GRAMMY-nominated producer/dance artist Alesso and global pop superstar Katy Perry released a new version of their hit collaboration, ”When I’m Gone.” The high-energy, “When I’m Gone (VIP Mix)”, out now via 10:22PM/Astralwerks/Capitol Records, emphasizes the ecstatic energy of the original, pulling it from the radio airwaves and back toward the dancefloor. Listen HERE.
Through Alesso‘s adrenaline-pumping combination of skyward electronics, stadium-filling synths, and thundering drums, “When I’m Gone (VIP Mix)” adds heightened emotion to Katy Perry’s stirring lyrics about a failed relationship. “When I’m gone I’m never really gone,” she sings. “You think you’re moving on / but it won’t be for long, you’ll see.” Though there’s sadness on the song’s surface, ultimately, it’s an anthem of liberation and knowing your worth. There’s a feeling of joy and triumph that this new version’s soaring arrangement only emphasizes.
“When I’m Gone (VIP Mix)” comes on the heels of the duo’s Saturday Night Live performance of “When I’m Gone” which included a mushroom dance troupe. Watch it HERE. Upon its release, “When I’m Gone” went straight to No. 1 on the U.S. Dance Shazam chart, entered the top five of Billboard‘s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, and placed in the top five on iTunes in the U.S. It has amassed over 90 million combined global streams to date. The song’s music video, directed by Hannah Lux Davis, premiered during halftime of the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship in January, marking the only time that ESPN has dropped a global music video within a live broadcast across its networks. Watch that music video HERE.
Alesso is set to hit the road next month with a slew of shows. On March 26, he will kick off his residency at TAO Beach Dayclub at the Venetian Resort Las Vegas. His new multi-year agreement with TAO will also include performances at OMNIA Las Vegas and Hakkasan Nightclub. Alesso will also join Puerto Rico pop-rap megastar Bad Bunny on his “World’s Hottest Tour” hitting stadiums across North America this summer. Tickets are available for purchase HERE including headline shows at NY’s Brooklyn Mirage.
A global maverick in the dance world, Alesso has repeatedly proven that his influence transcends boundaries and crosses over into countless genres. To that end, he’s collaborated with such eclectic artists as OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, Calvin Harris, Tove Lo, Liam Payne, James Bay, Marshmello, Swedish House Mafia’s Sebastian Ingrosso, Hailee Steinfeld, Florida Georgia Line, Anitta, and more. With his past hits including the platinum-certified “If I Lose Myself” and gold-certified “Under Control,” the Swedish native has also found major success with “Calling (Lose My Mind),” which topped the Billboard US Hot Dance Club Songs chart. On Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, his massive breakup anthem “Let Me Go,” a collaboration with Hailee Steinfeld and Florida Georgia Line. reached No. 9, while “Is That For Me” peaked at No. 25.
About Katy Perry
Katy Perry has racked up a cumulative 50 billion streams alongside worldwide sales of over 48 million adjusted albums and 135 million tracks. She boasts an impressive 40M+ monthly listeners on Spotify with over 20M followers on the platform. Her 2019 single, “Never Really Over,” off her latest album SMILE, is certified PLATINUM and was the biggest streaming launch of Katy‘s musical career. 2020’s SMILE release has sold over 1.25 million adjusted albums, with nearly 2 Billion combined streams to date. Views of her 2013 video “Roar” and 2014’s “Dark Horse” have recently surpassed three billion views, making Katy the first female artist to reach this milestone. Katy‘s 2015 Super Bowl performance is the highest-rated in the event’s history. She is one of only five artists in history to have topped 100 million certified units with their digital singles, and the first-ever Capitol Records recording artist to join the elite RIAA 100 Million Certified Songs club.