Chained to the Rhythm
Capitol Records

Katy Perry Unleashes New Single ‘Chained To The Rhythm’ : Watch

Shortly after Katy Perry was announced as one of the performers at this year’s Grammys, the 32-year-old singer began teasing a new track called “Chained to the Rhythm.”

At first, she teased the track on Instagram, then on Wednesday, the 32 year old singer released a map showing 24 locations where fans could plug their headphones into a disco ball and preview the song. Contrary to what many would think, the crowds at the New York and Los Angeles disco ball locations were more sparse than expected.

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The song itself, written by Sia and legendary producer Max Martin and features Bob Marley’s grandson Skip, is a synth-pop/reggae mashup that actually works very well.

The lyrics “Come on, turn it up, keep it on repeat/Stumbling around like a wasted zombie/Yeah, we think we’re free,” are as infectious as Martin’s bright pop production elements.

Some have suggested that these lyrics allude to having political references, but others just see it as a fun track to get down to with their friends.

The lyric music video is also worth noting as it features the cooking process of a tiny burger by a human, but the food itself is served to a hamster. It’s an interesting choice for a video, but I don’t mind because miniature edible food videos are actually gaining in popularity and offer a different perspective on how food is made and served.

But yea enough about the food, watch below.

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