Katy Perry launched a new campaign with Coca-Cola on Tuesday (Nov. 17) featuring a remix of her Smile album cut “Resilient.”
On the remix produced by DJ Tiësto, the superstar trades lyrics with rising star Aitana to offer her fans hope amid the ongoing chaos and uncertainty of 2020.
“SORPRESSSA! I know it’s been a challenging year but thru it all it’s showed me the definition of the word RESILIENT, a song from #Smile & now an at home #OpenToBetter film courtesy of #CocaCola. This #collaboration is dedicated to all of u [strong] KCs,” Perry tweeted to share the video.
“‘Cause I am resilient/ A full flower moment/ Won’t let the concrete hold me back/ Oh no/ I am resilient/ Born to be brilliant/ You’ll see me grow right through the cracks/ Yeah, ’cause you’re gonna watch this flower grow/ Right through the cracks,” Perry croons in the video wearing a fuzzy red-and-white striped sweater while several fans lip sync and dance along to the song’s EDM-inspired beat. From there, she tosses the second verse to Aitana, who offers up new lyrics in her native Spanish.
The new mom also opened up about the collaboration with Coca-Cola in a separate statement, saying, “To me, this campaign is about growing through challenges. I think the song ‘Resilient’ ties so well into that because being resilient is getting back up after you fall, growing from failure, and getting through that challenge. I loved the unity perspective Aitana brought to the song, and how it evolves the message into the importance of being resilient as a group. It’s not always just about personal growth, we need to grow together too!”
“Resilient” was originally featured on the pop singer’s latest LP, Smile, which debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 upon its release at the end of August following multiple delays.
Watch the video for the “Resilient” remix below.