With Valentine’s Day 2019 well on its way, Katy Perry and Zedd have released a new single and video called 365 that begs the question, can AI learn to love?
In the video Perry plays a Stepford-style robot who falls in love with a human male played by Zedd. The announcement says “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.” Perry herself tweeted out this morning “Does it know the difference between LOVE and OBSESSION?” as she tried to hype the video online.
Perry and Zedd wrote the song together, with Zedd producing. Perry was also responsible for conceptualizing the video directed by Warren Fu. Zedd said that the idea for the collaboration started to take shape last summer while they were on tour together in Australia. Perry on the other hand said she was “happy to collaborate” with Zedd as well.
365 is the first single by both artists this year, and Perry’s first since the release of her 2017 album Witness. Zedd has worked recently with Shawn Mendes, Elley Duhé, and Maren Morris and Grey.