This Is How We Do is a song recorded by American singer Katy Perry for her fourth studio album, Prism (2013). Perry co-wrote the song with its producers Max Martin and Klas Åhlund and recorded it in Stockholm, Sweden. The song was released as the album’s fifth and final single in August, 2014. This Is How We Do is a dance-pop song influenced by hip hop, having “synth squiggles” and “melodic dots” as its main instrumentation. Lyrically, it has Perry sing-talking about her hangout routine with her friends.
Commercially, the song reached the top 10 in Canada and Israel while peaking within the top 20 in Australia, Austria, the Czech Republic, Lebanon, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Slovakia as well as the top 30 in Finland, Scotland, Sweden, the United States, and Venezuela. Joel Kefali directed the song’s accompanying music video, which was released in July, 2014. It features the singer getting her nails painted and doing karaoke with her friends. The song was performed on Perry’s Prismatic World Tour.
The music video opens with a visual of an old man staring at a painting, which turns out to be Katy. The video features Katy, accompanied by model Aglae Kounkou and dancer Leah Adler, in front of various backdrops, including a kitchen, a ping pong table, a bathtub, a 3D version of Piet Mondrian’s Composition with Red Blue and Yellow, and an ice cream truck. The video also includes a myriad of male dancers in grey suits and red bowties, who also move furniture and props around. A scene during the bridge of the song shows various young adults in midair while food flies around them, and also features Perry on a Skype call with someone named “Jessica Thot”. The video also features various cartoon versions of ice cream, pizza, and watermelon, which are all shown dancing at the end of the video.