Katy Perry drops romantic new single, “Harleys in Hawaii”

Inspired by a getaway with fiancée Orlando Bloom.

Katy Perry has dropped a romantic new song, “Harleys in Hawaii.”

The breezy single was inspired by a trip the singer took to Hawaii with fiancée Orlando Bloom. “Boy, tell me, can you take my breath away? / Cruisin’ down a heart-shaped highway / Got you swervin’ lane-to-lane, don’t hit the brakes / ’Cause I’m feelin’ so safe,” she sings. Perry co-wrote the song with Charlie Puth, whom she also worked with on previous single “Small Talk.”

“To be on the back of a motorcycle in Hawaii with the air blowing on your face, it’s so beautiful,” Perry told Zach Sang. “I can remember specifically where I was; the street corner I was on in Oahu, whispering to Orlando and saying ‘I’m going to write a song called ‘Harleys in Hawaii,’ and I did.”


The song got an appropriately tropical treatment. In the clip, Perry goes on an island vacation to⁠—you guessed it⁠—Hawaii with her lover, who, unfortunately, isn’t played by Bloom. The visual also features scenes of them riding a motorcycle across the island and frolicking on the beach.

“Harleys in Hawaii” is the third solo release from Perry this year, following “Small Talk” and “Never Really Over.” She previously collaborated with Zedd on “365.”

Watch the video for “Harleys in Hawaii” here:


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