Multi-Platinum, GRAMMY® award-winning artist, DJ and producer Zedd and global superstar Katy Perry team up on the new single, “365,” The two wrote the song together, with Zedd producing In tandem with the song’s release, Zedd and Katy shared the official music video for “365” today. Directed by Warren Fu (The Weeknd, Daft Punk) and conceptualized by Katy, it asks the question: could an AI learn to love? The video tells the poignant story of an android Katy Perry, who yearns to be human, as she attempts to make a genuine connection with Zedd.
"Katy and I have known each other for a while now and while on tour together in Australia last summer, we starting working on some music,” shares Zedd, “After we got off tour and with our musical value systems even more aligned we continued working together and that’s when 365 started to take shape. As it all came together, we knew we had something special. I love how Katy sounds on this record. I’m so excited to finally share this with our fans.”
“I was really excited for Zedd to join my WITNESS: The Tour last year, and in our down time, we started vibing on music, which led to this special song,” says Katy, “Happy to collaborate with such a talented and down-to-earth human being.”
“365” is Zedd’s first single of 2019. The release comes after a massive 2018, which included teaming up with Shawn Mendes for the “Lost In Japan” remix, “Happy Now” with Elley Duhé, and his monster smash “The Middle” with Maren Morris and Grey. Zedd earned his second #1 at Top 40 Radio and three GRAMMY nominations for “The Middle,” making him a five-time GRAMMY nominee in addition to his 2014 win for Best Dance Recording.
ABOUT ZEDD: Multi-platinum, GRAMMY award-winning artist/DJ/producer Zedd made his debut with Clarity after signing with Interscope in 2012 and has been breaking down barriers surrounding music genres ever since. Last fall, Zedd teamed up with Shawn Mendes for a remix of “Lost In Japan” from Shawn’s latest album. The remix is the follow up to Zedd’s 2018 singles, “Happy Now” with Elley Duhé and his monster hit, “The Middle” with Maren Morris and Grey. Zedd released “The Middle” in January 2018, which earned him his second #1 at Top 40 Radio. “The Middle” held the top spot at Top 40 Radio for seven weeks, was #1 at Hot AC Radio for five weeks, and spent 40 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. Digitally, the song has amassed over 1 billion streams. In December, Zedd received three GRAMMY nominations for “The Middle,” including nominations for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Pop Duo or Group Performance. The three nominations make Zedd a five-time GRAMMY nominee.
In 2017, Zedd released “Stay” with Alessia Cara, which held the #1 spot at Top 40 radio for six consecutive weeks and earned Zedd his second GRAMMY nomination. In 2015, Zedd released True Colors, which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. Throughout his career, Zedd has worked with a diverse range of artists to create hits, including Hayley Williams on platinum hit “Stay The Night,” which racked up more than 400 million streams, and Selena Gomez on platinum track “I Want You To Know,” which spent four weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.
ABOUT KATY PERRY: Katy made her Capitol Records debut with 2008’s One of the Boys after signing to the label in 2007. She cemented her status as a global superstar with the follow-up album, Teenage Dream (2010). PRISM, her 2013 album, debuted at No. 1 on iTunes in 100 countries and has sold more than 12.5 million adjusted albums worldwide. With the singles “Roar," “Firework,” and “Dark Horse” each surpassing the 10 million threshold including song sales and streams, Katy became the first artist to earn three RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards. Witness was Katy’s third album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It set the record for the biggest week for an album by a female artist in 2017. Witness, which contained the hit singles “Chained,” “Swish” and “Bon Appetit,” topped the iTunes Albums chart in 46 countries. Globally, it has achieved more than 2 billion cumulative streams and sold more than two million adjusted albums.
In her 10 years with Capitol, Katy has racked up a cumulative 18+ billion streams alongside worldwide sales of nearly 40 million adjusted albums and 128+ million tracks. She is the most-followed person globally on Twitter and was the first to reach 100 million followers. Katy is the only female artist to have four videos surpass a billion views each. Her videos for “Firework” and “Last Friday Night” have over one billion views, while “Roar” and “Dark Horse” have surpassed the two billion mark.
Listen to “365” here: https://UMGI.lnk.to/365
View the video for “365” here: zedd.me/365Video
Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival of live music.