The hair, the visual, and the dancing: Alesso and Katy's 'W.I.G.' make us feel like it's 2010 again!
Alesso and Katy Perry unveiled the sizzling official video for their acclaimed single, “When I’m Gone.” With a robot pet at her heels, Katy ventures into a futuristic industrial plant where she gives a kinetic performance of the dancefloor banger, accompanied by a troupe of dancers. She’s joined in the control room by Alesso as the song builds to a dizzying frenzy. The global superstars shot the video in Los Angeles with director Hannah Lux Davis (David Guetta, Marshmello, Doja Cat).
“When I’m Gone” is the first-ever collaboration between the iconic GRAMMY-nominated producer/dance artist and the pop superstar, who is a member of the elite RIAA 100 Million Certified Songs club.
"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,” Alesso said. “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."
The hypnotic club-banger amassed over 10 million streams in less than a week. Rolling Stone hailed “When I’m Gone” as “a spacey electro-pop dance track” and Billboard praised “the propulsive house jam.” NYLON predicted, “Another year of EDM cruises will be fueled by Katy Perry and Alesso’s electrifying new break-up-track.”
The duo recently performed the track on Saturday Night Live last January 29 with complete Alice in Wonderland-inspired visuals.