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TIHWD
Katy Perry
Written by Katy Perry
Klas Åhlund
Max Martin
Produced by Klas Åhlund
Max Martin
Background
vocals by
Katy Perry
Length 3:25
3:34 (RiFF RAFF Remix)
from the album PRISM-Logo
Singles "Roar"

"Unconditionally"
"Dark Horse"
"Birthday"

"This Is How We Do"
Digital single(s) "Walking on Air"
TIHWD-Alternate

Alternate artwork.

Brillz Remix

Brillz Remix.

Grandtheft Remix

Grandtheft Remix.

"This Is How We Do" is a song written by Katy Perry for her third studio album, Prism. The song was chosen to be the album's fifth single and it was sent to radio stations on August 12, 2014. She described it as a "club banger written in Stockholm" She also stated that It's a sequel to her previous song "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)".

Background & release

While working on Prism, Perry collaborated in Stockholm to with record producer Max Martin for a few weeks to put "the icing on the cake," as she claimed. In addition, she also worked with Klas Åhlund, among others. Perry has claimed:

"Max has always been incredibly kind to me, he is the most authentic Swedish person I have ever worked with, and he just has an incredible ear for melodies and how they should be, we had so much fun making music together, we get really excited, we like to dance around the studio. He brought me to Stockholm to introduce me to a couple of different musicians, like Klaus Ahlund, I really enjoyed working with them. The different kind of sonic level of music that's been made over in Sweden is very advanced and it's very fresh... they kinda know what is coming first."

About working with Perry, Ahlund stated, "When you move around the planet, the vibe of the place you’re making the music in definitely makes an imprint on whatever you’re writing." While co-producing nine tracks on PRISM, Martin and Åhlund worked together on two tracks: "Waling On Air" and "This Is How We Do". The first was released as a promotional single, while the latter was announced as the album's fifth single, with its lyric video being released on July 24, 2014. The song was sent to radio stations on August 12, 2014.

On August 2, 2014, Perry confirmed on Twitter that a remix by Brillz was in production. The remix was released exclusively on Soundcloud on August 14th. Another remix of the song featuring American rapper Riff Raff premiered on August 20th and ultimately released to digital outlets on August 25th. The final remix, by DJ and producer Grandtheft, was released through Soundcloud on August 29, 2014.

Remix

The song's official remix featuring American rapper Riff Raff was released on August 25, 2014.

RiffRaffRemix
LABEL Capitol
RELEASED August 25, 2014
FORMAT Digital
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TRACK LIST LENGTH
1. This Is How We Do (feat. RiFF RAFF) 3:24

Lyrics

Album version

[Intro]:
This is how we do.
This is how we do.
Uh, oh.

[Verse 1]:
Sipping on rosé,
Silver Lake,
Sun coming up all lazy.
(This is how we do.)
Slow cooking pancakes for my boy,
Still up, still fresh as a Daisy.
Uh, oh.
Playing ping pong all night long,
Everything's all neon and hazy.
(This is how we do.)
Chanel this, Chanel that, hell yeah,
All my girls vintage Chanel baby.
Uh, oh.

[Hook]:
It's no big deal.
It's no big deal.
It's no big deal.
This is no big deal.

[Chorus]:
This is how we do, yeah, chilling, laid back,
Straight stuntin' ya we do it like that.
This is how we do,
D-do d-do, this is how we do.
This is how we do, yeah, chilling, laid back,
Straight stuntin' ya we do it like that.
This is how we do,
D-do d-do, this is how we do.

[Verse 2]:
Uh, oh.
Big hoops, and maroon lips,
My clique hopping in my Maseratti.
(This is how we do.)
Santa Barbara, Chic , at La Super Rica,
Grabbing tacos, checking out hotties.
Uh, oh.
Now we talking astrology,
Getting our nails did all Japanesey.
(This is how we do.)
Day drinking at the Wildcats,
Sucking real bad at Mariah Carey-oke.
Uh, oh.

[Hook]:
It's no big deal.
It's no big deal.
It's no big deal.
This is no big deal.

[Chorus]:
This is how we do, yeah, chilling, laid back,
Straight stuntin' ya we do it like that.
This is how we do,
D-do d-do, this is how we do.
This is how we do, yeah, chilling, laid back,
Straight stuntin' ya we do it like that.
This is how we do,
D-do d-do, this is how we do.

[Bridge]:
Yo, this one goes out to ladies,
At breakfast, in last night's dress.
(This is how we do.)
(Straight stuntin' like that.)
Uh-huh, I see you.
Yo, this goes out to all you kids,
That still have their cars at the club valet,
And it's Tuesday.
(This is how we do.)
(Straight stuntin' like that.)
Yo, shout out to all you kids,
Buying bottle service with your rent money.
(This is how we do.)
Respect!

[Chorus]:
This is how we do, yeah, chilling, laid back,
Straight stuntin' ya we do it like that.
This is how we do,
D-do d-do, this is how we do.
This is how we do, yeah, chilling, laid back,
Straight stuntin' ya we do it like that.
This is how we do,
D-do d-do, this is how we do.

This is how we do.
This is for all you people going to bed with a 10,
And waking up with a 2.
(This is how we do.)
(Straight stuntin' like that.)
Hah, not me.

[Chorus]:
This is how we do, yeah, chilling, laid back,
Straight stuntin' ya we do it like that.
This is how we do,
D-do d-do, this is how we do.

[Outro]:
What?
Wait.
No, no, no.
Bring the beat back.
Uh, oh.
That's right.
This is how we do.
Uh, oh.
This is how we do.
Uh, oh.

Riff Raff Remix

[Intro]:
Uh, Riff Raff, Katy Perry,
Yeah we do it like that.

[Verse 1]:
Sipping on rosé,
Silver Lake,
Sun coming up all lazy.
(This is how we do.)
Slow cooking pancakes for my boy,
Still up, still fresh as a Daisy.
Uh, oh.
Playing ping pong all night long,
Everything's all neon and hazy.
(This is how we do.)
Chanel this, Chanel that, hell yeah,
All my girls vintage Chanel baby.
Uh, oh.

[Hook]:
It's no big deal.
It's no big deal.
It's no big deal.
This is no big deal.

[Chorus]:
This is how we do, yeah, chilling, laid back,
Straight stuntin' ya we do it like that.
This is how we do,
D-do d-do, this is how we do.
This is how we do, yeah, chilling, laid back,
Straight stuntin' ya we do it like that.
This is how we do,
D-do d-do, this is how we do.

[Verse 2]:
Uh, oh.
Big hoops, and maroon lips,
My clique hopping in my Maseratti.
(This is how we do.)
Santa Barbara, Chic , at La Super Rica,
Grabbing tacos, checking out hotties.
Uh, oh.
Now we talking astrology,
Getting our nails did all Japanesey.
(This is how we do.)
Day drinking at the Wildcats,
Sucking real bad at Mariah Carey-oke.
Uh, oh.

[Hook]:
It's no big deal.
It's no big deal.
It's no big deal.
This is no big deal.

[Chorus]:
This is how we do, yeah, chilling, laid back,
Straight stuntin' ya we do it like that.
This is how we do,
D-do d-do, this is how we do.
This is how we do, yeah, chilling, laid back,
Straight stuntin' ya we do it like that.
This is how we do,
D-do d-do, this is how we do.

[Chorus]:
This is how we do, yeah, chilling, laid back,
Straight stuntin' ya we do it like that.
This is how we do,
D-do d-do, this is how we do.
This is how we do, yeah, chilling, laid back,
Straight stuntin' ya we do it like that.
This is how we do,
D-do d-do, this is how we do.

[Bridge]:
Rap game Ted Koppel in Versace boxers.
I valeted the chopper on top of Red Lobster (RiFF RAFF).
Who’s startin’? (Katy Perry)
Who’s parkin’ the Aston Martin?
Caddy-cornered in Neiman Marcus.
Moon roof, Grey Goose, Bentley Coupe doing Kung-Fu.
Rap game Dr. Drew for example,
I pull up in the Lambo (damn).
Both hands glow, Roman candles,
Uh, now I’m Larry Flint with a candy blimp.
Champagne filled the sink and my drink is pink (Okay).
Now I’m overseas speaking Japanese (Japanese, Japanese).


[Hook]:
It's no big deal.
It's no big deal.
It's no big deal.
This is no big deal.

[Chorus]:
This is how we do, yeah, chilling, laid back,
Straight stuntin' ya we do it like that.
This is how we do,
D-do d-do, this is how we do.
This is how we do, yeah, chilling, laid back,
Straight stuntin' ya we do it like that.
This is how we do,
D-do d-do, this is how we do.

[Chorus]:
This is how we do, yeah, chilling, laid back,
Straight stuntin' ya we do it like that.
This is how we do,
D-do d-do, this is how we do.
This is how we do, yeah, chilling, laid back,
Straight stuntin' ya we do it like that.
This is how we do,
D-do d-do, this is how we do.

[Outro]:
Wait…no, no, no, no bring the beat back
(Bring it back)
That’s right
(This is how we do)
Oh, oh
(This is how we do)
Oh, oh

Music video

Lyric video

On July 24, 2014 an official lyric video was uploaded to Katy Perry's YouTube account. It was directed by Ben Nicholson and produced by Justin Golden.

Music video

The official music video for the song, directed by New Zealand filmmaker Joel Kefali and produced during a three day studio shoot in Los Angeles, was released on July 31, 2014. It opens with a visual of an old man staring at a painting, which turns out to be Perry. According to Rolling Stone she presents a "hedonistic paradise where ping-pong is played all day, tacos are feasted on and animated ice cream cones twerk it out while chilling with half-eaten slices of pizza". A caricature of singer Mariah Carey appears during the "sucking at Mariah Carey-oke" line, as well as a portrait of singer Aretha Franklin. Billboard said the video is "an explosion of pop art, vintage fashion and twerking ice cream cones". She also "wears everything from Yves Saint Laurent's iconic Mondrian dress to a pepperoni pizza swimsuit to green hair extensions. She even cruises around in a convertible with her hair teased out to Fran Drescher proportions.

References

PRISM-Logo

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