After her release of the anthemic “Rise” for last summer’s Olympic Games, Katy Perry is back with what she calls a “purposeful pop” in “Chained to the Rhythm” that has now
secured a promising slot on Billboard Hot 100 after a stellar debut on the Grammys.
Shot in the magical theme park called Oblivia, Katy Perry’s new single is her political statement with her wearing armband and Planned Parenthood button on music video.
The Sia and Max martin co-write jettisons an infectious Caribbean flavor flecked with a middle 8 aptly dished out by Skip Marley’s rhetorics: “Up in your high place — liars / Time is ticking for the empire”.
Perry, a staunch Hillary Clinton supporter, has delivered a powerful and interesting message in a midtempo best-of-the-season pop-reggae slog. Perry is unafraid to cement her own stand charging off lyrics like: “So comfortable, we’re living in a bubble, bubble/So comfortable, we cannot see the trouble, trouble” which made the song her first clenched-fist amid today’s political upheaval.
“Chained to The Rhythm” has the making of another hit with an amalgam of bouncy slap bass and crunching electric guitar that will keep you playing on repeat.