Hear Katy Perry’s New Single, “Chained To The Rhythm”

Katy Perry has been steadily working on her upcoming album, the followup to 2013’s Prism. Our first single from the still-unnamed record is “Chained To The Rhythm,” featuring Skip Marley. The midtempo dancehall song takes Katy further into political territory, a natural progression from her enthusiastic support of Hillary Clinton last year. Though some fans may have been expecting something bigger, “Chained To The Rhythm” is among Katy’s best songs to date.

Musically, the song is catchy and the lyrics are memorable enough to get stuck after just one or two listens. This earworm quality matches the chorus telling you to zone out and mindlessly enjoy the music. But listen more closely and you’ll notice the social awareness the lyrics inspire. Why do people live through a lens? Why don’t people notice the troubles in the world? It might be because of the feel-good distractions that abound. “Chained To The Rhythm” is a politically charged, intelligent song disguised as pop candy.

The lyric video provides another take on the lyrical message. It looks like one of those tiny food videos, with fingers reaching into a miniature kitchen to make little hamburgers and spaghetti. Ultimately, the lyric video reveals its unlikely star: a hamster. The furry rodent is busy watching another hamster running the wheel on the TV, oblivious to his tiny food’s origin. It’s a cute clip. Watch the lyric video for “Chained To The Rhythm” below:

You can buy “Chained To The Rhythm” on iTunes now. Katy’s upcoming fifth studio album is expected out later this year. Stay tuned for the album’s title and release date to be announced. Keep checking back here for all the latest music news.

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Hidden Jams is a music blog for super fans. We provide fans with music news and secrets you can’t get anywhere else. Find insider details on new music for upcoming albums, unreleased tracks hidden in the back catalog, and the stories behind the songs you love. Hidden Jams is your backstage pass into your favorite artist’s music.

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  • February 20, 2017 at 4:08 pm
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