Katy Perry has a new song about motorbikes coming right up

 Katy Perry has a new song about motorbikes coming right up

It’s been reaaaal frustrating watching Katy Perry’s Never Really Over hover just outside the UK Top 10 since its release, but she’s already talking about the next track she plans to ~drop, and it goes by the name of Harleys In Hawaii.

She was seen shooting a video on a motorbike in – you guessed it! – Hawaii recently, so presumably the release is imminent; though all she told radio DJ Zach Sang was that it will come “at some point”.

Quoth she:

“To be on the back of a motorcycle in Hawaii with the air blowing on your face, it’s so beautiful. 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. That’s something that will come at some point.”

Never Really Over hasn’t really had that much of an all-guns-blazing promo campaign, when you think about it: considering how much, say, Taylor Swift was wheeling out Me! over the spring, NRO hasn’t been performed live at all (that I can tell??), so – unless there are any plans to rectify that in the coming weeks and really chase that Song of the Summer title that Spotify predicted she’d get – I suppose the coast is clear to move on to the next single.

Katy’s also said she doesn’t have any specific plans for an album any time soon – which makes sense, given the disappointment of the Witness era – so it’s unclear if Never Really Over and Harleys In Hawaii are part of a specific new ~era~, but imagine if this new one was amazing? Imagine if she was 2 for 2 from an album campaign for the first time since One Of The Boys? Imagine if it was a piping hot 11/10 masterpiece? Imagine if it was the new Teenage Dream??

It goes without saying, I would v much like to see it.

Shaun Kitchener


Scriptwriter for the theatre and TV (currently Hollyoaks) and freelance entertainment ~reportage.