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when i’m gone

New Song of the Week: 1-14-22

I’m going to be completely honest: I totally fell off of the Katy Perry wagon these past few years. Her first three albums “One of the Boys”, “Teenage Dream” and “Prism” were perfect Pop records, and I was all for it. Then “Witness” and “Smile” followed, and she lost me. It was like she was trying too hard to be edgy and sexy (the song “Bon Appetite” still makes me cringe). But with her new single- which we all got to see the video during the College Fotball National Championship this week- is a step back to the fun, Pop Katy Perry that I’ve been missing.

“When I’m Gone” featuring Alesso is a fun, easy Dance/Pop jam which is on point with what’s hot on Top 40 radio these days. I’m thinkin Katy saw what Dua Lipa, The Weeknd, Ed Sheeran, etc were doing, and decided to follow suit. I’m totally OK with that! I’m an unapologetic fan of Pop, and this song was stuck in my head all week, which is a good sign.

I’m also happy to see Katy Perry get back to her original black hair. It’s the little things in life.

Oh! And I heard that she’s got a collab with one of my favorite Country artists Thomas Rhett coming this Spring. Stay tuned!