“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 on August 11, 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. The song’s official remix featuring American rapper Riff Raff was released on August 25, 2014.

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On July 24, 2014, a lyric video for the song was uploaded to YouTube.

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.

LYRICS:

[Intro]
This is how we do
This is how we do (Oh-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 (Oh-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

[Pre-Chorus]
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 stunting
Yeah, we do it like that
This is how we do, do-do-do-do
This is how we do
This is how we do, yeah
Chilling, laid-back, straight stunting
Yeah, we do it like that
This is how we do, do-do-do-do
This is how we do

[Verse 2]
Big hoops, and maroon lips
My clique hopping in my Maserati (This is how we…)
Santa Barbara-chic at La Super Rica
Grabbing tacos, checking out hotties (Oh-oh)
Now we talkin’ astrology
Getting our nails did all Japanese-y (This is how we do)
Day drinking at the Wildcat
Sucking real bad at Mariah Carey-oke (Oh-oh)

[Pre-Chorus]
It’s no big deal
It’s no big deal (Uh-uh)
It’s no big deal
This is no big deal

[Chorus]
This is how we do, yeah
Chilling, laid-back, straight stunting
Yeah, we do it like that
This is how we do, do-do-do-do
This is how we do
This is how we do, yeah
Chilling, laid-back, straight stunting
Yeah, we do it like that
This is how we do, do-do-do-do
This is how we do

[Spoken Bridge]
Yo, this one goes out to the ladies
At breakfast, in last night’s dress
(It’s how we do, straight stunting 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
(It’s how we do, straight stunting like that)
Yo, shoutout to all you kids
Buying bottle service with your rent money!
Respect!

[Chorus]
This is how we do, yeah
Chilling, laid-back, straight stunting
Yeah, we do it like that
This is how we do, do-do-do-do
This is how we do
This is how we do, yeah
Chilling, laid-back, straight stunting
Yeah, we do it like that
This is how we do, do-do-do-do
This is how we do

[Breakdown]
(This is how we do)
This goes out to all you people
Going to bed with a 10, and waking up with a 2
(This is how we do)
Ha, not me!

[Chorus Until fade]
This is how we do, yeah
Chilling, laid-back, straight stunting
Yeah, we do it like that
This is how we do, do-do-do-do
What? Wait
No no no no, bring the beat back
That’s right
This is how we do
Uh-oh
This is how we do
Uh-oh