“I’m so pleased to select ‘The One That Got Away’ as my 6th single because this song shows a very different side of me that I haven’t shown with my past singles on this record. I think that everyone can relate to this song. I wrote this song about when you promise someone forever, but you end up not being able to follow through. It’s a bittersweet story - hopefully, the listener learns from hearing it and never has to say they had ‘The One’ get away” states Katy.
“The One That Got Away” is the sixth single to be released from Teenage Dream. The album’s previous five singles — “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework,” “E.T.,” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” — all peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart as well as on the Hot 100 chart. Katy is only the second artist, and the first female, to notch five No. 1’s in the Hot 100’s 53-year history.
A video for “The One That Got Away” will be shot in the coming days. Stay tuned to Katy’s website www.katyperry.com, as well as her social media pages, for more details.
Katy recently wrapped the early fall leg of her sold-out California Dreams World Tour that began earlier this year with stops in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Her remaining U.S. tour dates, with support from Ellie Goulding and DJ Skeet Skeet, are as follows:
Nov 15 Hartford, CT XL Center
Nov 16 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Nov 19 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
Nov 21 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Nov 22 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
Look for Katy on the cover of InStyle’s October issue.