Katy Perry revealed that she made a giant mistake ― large ― in passing up an early alternative to work with fellow entertainer Billie Eilish.
The “Teenage Dream” singer spoke in regards to the missed collaboration in a now-viral TikTok posted by the Los Angeles-based radio station 102.7 KIIS-FM on Saturday.
Perry recalled an intro made by somebody who advised her, “Hey ― take a look at this new artist. I’d actually like us to work together with her.”
“It was a tune referred to as ‘Ocean Eyes’ and it was only a blond woman,” the singer stated, dropping the identify of Eilish’s in a single day smash that debuted in 2016.
“I used to be like, ‘Meh, boring,’” Perry stated. “Large mistake. Enormous mistake.”
“Don’t let this hit the web,” the singer stated with a smile.
The tune ended up turning into a smash hit for Eilish and her brother, Finneas, who collectively wrote and produced the only.
But it surely was by no means their intention for the tune to turn out to be widespread, because the singer revealed it was initially written for her brother’s band after which carried out by Eilish for her dance trainer.
“One in all my academics requested if I might both write a tune or have my brother write a tune to choreograph a dance to,” Eilish stated in an interview with Teen Vogue in 2017. “I used to be like, ‘Sure, that’s such a cool factor to do!’”
“We put it on SoundCloud with a free obtain hyperlink subsequent to it so my dance trainer may entry it,” she added. “We had no intentions for it, actually. However principally in a single day a ton of individuals began listening to it and sharing it.”