Visionary GRAMMY®-nominated producer/dance artist Alesso and global pop superstar Katy Perry will release a new version of their hit collaboration, “When I’m Gone.”
The high-energy “When I’m Gone (VIP Mix).” The VIP Mix emphasizes the ecstatic energy of the original, pulling it from the radio airwaves and back toward the dancefloor ready for the clubs.
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.
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.