Never Worn White

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"Never Worn White"
Katy Perry - Never Worn White.png
Single by Katy Perry
ReleasedMarch 5, 2020 (2020-03-05)
Format
Length3:45
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Johan Carlsson
Katy Perry singles chronology
"Harleys in Hawaii"
(2019)
"Never Worn White"
(2020)
Music video
"Never Worn White" on YouTube

"Never Worn White" is a song by American singer Katy Perry.[1][2] It was released by Capitol Records on March 5, 2020.[3] The song was released alongside a music video, in which Perry announced her pregnancy.

Composition[edit]

"Never Worn White" is a "powerhouse"[4] piano-led ballad,[5] with "graceful" production and a "heartfelt" chorus.[6]

Music video[edit]

In the official music video, premiered alongside the song, Perry is alternately shown wearing a white dress and an elaborate dress of flowers as she sings the song. At the end of the video, Perry is shown cradling her belly, announcing her pregnancy with fiancé Orlando Bloom.[7] It received 10.4m views on YouTube in its first 24 hours.[8]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Never Worn White" entered the charts in a few European countries reaching number 97 in the United Kingdom and number 46 in Scotland. Elsewhere, the song made the top 40 in Hungary reaching number 39. In New Zealand, on their Hot Singles Chart, "Never Worn White" debuted at number 12. The song did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100, but landed at number 12 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100.

Live performances[edit]

Perry performed "Never Worn White" for the first time on The Project on March 10, 2020.

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[9]

  • Katy Perry – vocals, songwriter
  • Johan Carlsson – producer, songwriter, programmer, piano
  • Jacob Kasher Hindlin – songwriter
  • John Ryan – songwriter
  • Peter Karlsson – vocal producer
  • Rami – programmer
  • David Bukovinszky – cello
  • Mattias Bylund – string arranger, strings
  • Mattias Johansson – violin
  • Cory Bice – engineer
  • Jeremy Lertola – engineer
  • Sam Holland – engineer
  • Serban Ghenea – mixer
  • Dave Kutch – mastering engineer
  • John Hanes – mix engineer
  • Liz Isik – A&R admin

Charts[edit]

Chart (2020) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[10] 27
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[11] 95
Hungary (Single Top 40)[12] 39
Ireland (IRMA)[13] 85
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[14] 12
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[15] 46
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 97
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[17] 12
US Digital Song Sales (Billboard)[18] 21

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various March 5, 2020 Capitol [9]
Australia March 6, 2020 Contemporary hit radio [19]
Italy Universal [20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "It's Official! Katy Perry Confirms New Single "Never Worn White"". Idolator. March 4, 2020. Retrieved March 4, 2020.
  2. ^ Crucchiola, Jordan (March 4, 2020). "Is Katy Perry Trying to Tell Us Something (About Pregnancy) in New Video Teaser?". Vulture. Retrieved March 4, 2020.
  3. ^ Aniftos, Rania (March 5, 2020). "Katy Perry Unveils 'Never Worn White' Single & Music Video: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved March 5, 2020.
  4. ^ Halperin, Shirley (March 4, 2020). "Katy Perry Is Pregnant, Music Video Confirms". Variety. Retrieved March 5, 2020.
  5. ^ Shaffer, Claire; Legaspi, Althea (March 5, 2020). "Katy Perry's Ready to Say 'I Do' in 'Never Worn White' Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 5, 2020.
  6. ^ Nied, Mike (March 5, 2020). "Katy Perry Dreams Of Saying "I Do" On Lovely Ballad "Never Worn White"". Idolator. Retrieved March 5, 2020.
  7. ^ Minsker, Evan (March 5, 2020). "Katy Perry Reveals Pregnancy in "Never Worn White" Video: Watch". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 5, 2020.
  8. ^ "Katy Perry - Never Worn White (Official) - YouTube (archived link)". YouTube. March 6, 2020. Retrieved March 7, 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Never Worn White / Katy Perry". Tidal. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Katy Perry – Never Worn White" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  11. ^ "Katy Perry Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  12. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved March 14, 2020.
  13. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved March 14, 2020.
  14. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. March 16, 2020. Retrieved March 14, 2020.
  15. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 7, 2020.
  16. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 14, 2020.
  17. ^ "Katy Perry Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 18, 2020.
  18. ^ "Katy Perry Chart History (Digital Song Sales)". Billboard. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  19. ^ "Singles to Radio - The Music Network". The Music Network.
  20. ^ "KATY PERRY "Never Worn White" | (Radio Date: 06/03/2020)". radiodate.it (in Italian). March 6, 2020.