Pop princess Katy Perry is back! After her vocal political endorsement for Hillary Clinton, she has been quite out of the scene, probably spending quality time with beau Orlando Bloom and working on her fancy new shoe collection.
A couple of days ago, though, she started to tease fans with bits of a brand new track that’s titled Chained To The Rhythm. The publicity for her comeback has been quite creative and shiny, just like the singer herself. Her team left disco balls at several locations and told fans to go find them, and only then would they be able to hear the track before anyone else.
Chained To The Rhythm has a retro, reggae ring to it, and also features vocals from Bob Marley’s grandson, Skip Marley. The latter just got signed to Island Records and has already released his debut track, Lions. The song has been produced by longtime music producer Max Martin and Ali Payami. Perry, Martin, Payami and Marley co-wrote the lyrics to the song.
Perry last released a single called Rise for the Para Olympics, and that was a good six months ago. Chained To The Rhythm is the first track to be released from her fourth, yet untitled album. The song already has a lyric video that features the ultra-famous mini-kitchen set up and a cute little rat in front of a TV with a rat on a wheel. In Katy’s own cute, kitsch artistic kind of way, she’s trying to talk about how us humans are basically just living ordinary lives, but are trying to make the best of it by healing through music. We are, technically, Chained To The Rhythm.
Some of the lyrics to the song go as –
Are we crazy?
Living our lives through a lens
Trapped in our white picket-fence
So comfortable, we live in our bubble, bubble
So comfortable, we cannot see the trouble, trouble
Aren’t you lonely?
Up there in Utopia
Where nothing will ever be enough