Ahead of the start of her Las Vegas residency, pop star and American Idol judge Katy Perry dropped “When I’m Gone,” her collaboration with Swedish DJ and producer Alesso on Wednesday (Dec. 29).
As far as the music video is concerned Katy said, “…We all know I like to push the boundaries and myself, and create unique opportunities for my fans to see them. 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 said in a statement. The clip will premiere on Jan. 10 during the halftime of the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship.
Alesso added, “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.”
“When I’m Gone” is the first time the two artists have ever worked together. The new tune will be part of a hit filled setlist for her Las Vegas residency, which kicks off on Wednesday (Dec. 29) at The Theatre at Resorts World resort and casino. The set list includes “ET,” “Chained to the Rhythm,” “Dark Horse,” “It’s Not the End of the World,” “California Gurls,” “Hot N’ Cold/Last Friday Night,” “Waking up in Vegas” and a medley of “When I’m Gone/Walking on Air!”