Shot on location in Hawaii, the clip opens with Perry cruising down the song’s proverbial “heart-shaped highway” wearing a fringed motorcycle jacket emblazoned with the psychedelic yin yang logo featured in “Never Really Over.”
“You and I-I/ Riding Harleys in Hawaii-ai/ I’m on the back, I’m holding tight/ Want you to take me for a ride, ride/ When I hula-ula, hula/ So good you’ll take me to the jeweler, jeweler, jeweler/ There’s pink and purple in the sky-y, ay/ We’re riding Harleys in Hawaii-ai-ai,” she sings on the track’s winking chorus, while grabbing a karaoke mic at a local tiki bar.
Elsewhere in the video, Perry revs up her love interest’s engine with a steamy beachside rendezvous (calling to mind a similar scene in 2012’s “Teenage Dream”) and throws a lowkey dance party with friends involving Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, hula hoops and a stripper pole. The visual ends with the pop star on the back of her tattooed love’s titular motorcycle, with nothing but the island’s lush greenery and open road ahead.
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“Harleys in Hawaii” serves as Perry’s third single in recent months, following “Never Really Over” and “Small Talk” earlier this year. While the star has remained mum on a potential title or release date, her follow-up to 2017’s Witness is expected sometime in the near future.