Alesso & Katy Perry: “When I’m Gone” (First Reactions)

Pop star Katy Perry teams up with Swedish DJ hitmaker, Alesso in a cool new house collaboration called “When I’m Gone.” Here below are my first reactions to the song. I welcome you to share your thoughts too in the comments box below!

Released 12.29.21 via Alefune AB. It’s their first ever collaboration together!

“When I’m Gone” by Alesso & Katy Perry


0:07 Already this is such a catchy song!! Lyrically, Perry sings about a broken relationship post-breakup. Once you dump your ex, you’re still in their mind! They will never truly forget you or get over the breakup for quite some time. 🙌🙌

0:23 The lyrics being shown with a robotic headless dog (a.k.a. Turbo 3000) is kind of surreal to witness. Could this be alluding to a futuristic tech theme in the official music video? Hmmm? 🤔

0:45 If your ex calls you late at night to plead for you to come back again, you know the desperation is kicking in. You also know, your former flame’s mental state will be conflicted because once you’re gone, you will be physically out of his/her/their life. Like you’re playing with the devil at this point if you think you want to hook back up!

Alternatively, if they do eventually hook up with someone else, there’s no one who can touch them, respond to them, and or understand them like the way you did when you both dated.

1:32 No matter how hard you try, you won’t find a prettier face than your ex’s! The second verse will hit you hard if you’re clamoring to make sense of your current relationship status!

1:52 The chorus is very hummable! I think majority of the Katy Cats will embrace this new song and will be singing along as she performs the song in concert. 😻😻😻😻😻

Speaking of performing, the 13x Grammy-nominated performer started her Las Vegas residency at Resorts World Las Vegas Theatre yesterday! Her playlist contains this song plus all of her notable hits like “Teenage Dream,” “I Kissed A Girl,” and “Firework” just to name a few. Get your tickets, here!

2:25 Overall, I loved the production values Alesso brought to the table. He blended Perry’s vocals with his signature style and well-crafted beats in such a remarkable way! 👏🏽👏🏽

2:36 Can’t wait to see the official music video when it drops during the ESPN telecast of the 2022 College Football National Championship game at 8 P.M. EST, Monday night on January 10th! Be sure to watch it during halftime!

Well there you have it! What better way to close 2021 and usher in 2022 than by listening to this track from Alesso and Katy Perry!!! Did they give you everything you wanted (and then some)?!? Will you be seeing Katy @ RWLV?

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