Harleys in Hawaii

2019 single by Katy Perry
Music video”Harleys in Hawaii” on YouTube

“Harleys in Hawaii” is a song by American singer Katy Perry from her upcoming sixth studio album Smile.[2] It was released on October 16, 2019, by Capitol Records,[3][4] along with its music video. The song was written by Jacob Kasher Hindlin, Perry and its producers Charlie Puth and Johan Carlsson.[5]

Contents

  • 1 Development and release
  • 2 Composition
  • 3 Critical reception
    • 3.1 Publicity for Harley-Davidson
  • 4 Track listing
  • 5 Credits and personnel
  • 6 Charts
  • 7 Release history
  • 8 References

Development and release[edit]

On October 14, 2019, Perry revealed the song’s cover art and announced it would be released two days later,[4] with Fox News calling the image “retro”.[6] She stated on the Zach Sang Show that the inspiration for the song was a trip to Hawaii with fiancé Orlando Bloom, saying: “I can remember specifically where I was, the street corner I was at in Oahu and turning that corner and whispering to Orlando, going ‘I’m going to write a song called ‘Harleys in Hawaii'”.[7]

Perry shot a music video for the song in Hawaii in July 2019,[8] and Puth commented in September 2019 that he was in the process of approving a mix of the song, as well as that he had “a lot of fun” creating the song with Perry.[9] The video was directed by Pau Lopez, Gerardo del Hierro, and Tomas Pena under the name Manson and was released on October 16, 2019.[10]

Composition[edit]

“Harleys in Hawaii” is a tropical pop[1] song, which describes Perry’s emotions as she rides Harley-Davidson motorcycles in Hawaii with her lover.[11] It has a moderately fast tempo of 140 beats per minute and follows a common time signature of 4/4. It is played in the key of B♭ minor and follows a chord progression of B♭m-E♭m-Fm. The song has a duration of three minutes and five seconds.[12]

Critical reception[edit]

Mike Wass of Idolator wrote that Perry “switches it up with a soft and sexy bop” after “delivering a double dose of emotional pure-pop” with her previous singles “Never Really Over” and “Small Talk”. He also stated that the song is “a mid-tempo earworm” and a “refreshingly grown pop song” despite its “kitsch title”.[13] Conversely, Forbes magazine named “Harleys in Hawaii” the 7th worst song of 2019, calling it a “disaster coming from Perry” and said that the “regression from the indelible, confectionary hooks of Teenage Dream to her recent flurry of forgettable singles is one of the decade’s greatest pop tragedies”.[1]

Publicity for Harley-Davidson[edit]

Mark Gardiner from The New York Times noted the song’s marketing value for the Harley-Davidson company. He said that “Harleys in Hawaii” has been viewed extensively by a demographic that “the motorcycle maker has had a hard time reaching.”[14] According to Business Insider, the publicity is estimated to be worth over $40 million for Harley-Davidson.[15]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download and streaming
  • “Harleys in Hawaii” — 3:06
    • Digital download and streaming (Win and Woo Remix)
  • “Harleys in Hawaii” (Win and Woo Remix) — 3:26
    • Digital download and streaming (KANDY Remix)
  • “Harleys in Hawaii” (KANDY Remix) — 2:45
  • Credits and personnel[edit]

    Credits adapted from Tidal.[16]

    • Katy Perry – vocals, songwriter
    • Charlie Puth – producer, songwriter, backing vocals, drum programming, synthesizer
    • Johan Carlsson – songwriter, producer, backing vocals, drum programming, synthesizer, guitar, rhodes
    • Jacob Kasher Hindlin – songwriter
    • Peter Karlsson – vocal editor, vocal producer
    • Jeremy Lertola – engineer, assistant recording engineer
    • Cory Bice – engineer
    • Rachael Findlen – engineer
    • Sam Holland – engineer
    • Serban Ghenea – mixing
    • John Hanes – mix engineer
    • Dave Kutch – mastering engineer

    Charts[edit]

    Release history[edit]

    References[edit]

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  • Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harleys_in_Hawaii

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