Grammy nominated Swedish DJ and dance music producer Alesso and pop princess Katy Perry share new massive anthem ‘When I’m Gone (VIP Mix)’
The high-energy “When I’m Gone (VIP Mix)” emphasizes the ecstatic energy of the original, pulling it from the radio airwaves and back toward the dancefloor.
Katy Perry shares, “When I’m gone I’m never really gone,” Katy 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.
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.
On March 26, Alesso 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.
Katy Perry’s new Las Vegas residency, “Katy Perry: PLAY,” at the brand-new Resorts World Theatre, has added more show dates due to popular demand from May 27 to June 11, 2022. This includes Memorial Day Weekend, and July 29 to August 13, 2022.