Katy Perry Premieres “Chained To The Rhythm” Featuring Skip Marley: Listen

Turn it up it’s your favorite song.

Aside from her anthemic Olympic anthem "Rise," Katy Perry has remained relatively off the musical grid since 2013's Prism. Instead of rush-releasing a followup, Perry used the time away from the spotlight to soak up some life experiences. "You hear about people going, 'don't take too much time,'" Katy said last year when pressured for a timeline. "I'm like, 'listen, listen. Let me tell you one thing: music is all that matters.' If the music is good, everybody forgets about the time that you took to make it." She added: "[I'm] confident if I stay vulnerable and authentic with myself that the music that comes out of me will continue to connect."

Cue "Chained To The Rhythm" featuring Bob Marley's grandson, Skip, production from the famed Max Martin and co-written with Sia. On it, Perry sings over an infectious beat about, ironically, losing all inhibition to the music.

“So put your rose colored glasses on / Turn it up it’s your favorite song / Dance dance dance to the distortion,” she sings. “Turn it up keep it on repeat / Stumbling around like a wasted song / We think we’re free / This one’s on me / We’re all chained to the rhythm.”

Ladies and gentlemen, the world premiere of "Chained To The Rhythm":






Here's the artsy fartsy single cover:




Lyrics:

Are we crazy
Living our lives through a lense?
Trapped behind our picket fence
So comfortable, we live in a bubble, a bubble
So comfortable, we can’t see the trouble, the trouble
Are you lonely?
Up in utopia
So comfortable, we live in a bubble, a bubble
So comfortable, we can’t see the trouble, the trouble

[Pre-Chorus]
Aha, look so good
So put your rose colored glasses on, and party on

[Chorus]
Turn it up, it's your favorite song
Dance, dance, dance to the distortion
If you feel like turnin' up, keep it on repeat
Stumbling around like a wasted song
Me? Yeah, we think we're free
Drink, this one is on me
We're all chained to the rhythm, to the rhythm, to the rhythm

Turn it up, it's your favorite song
Dance, dance, dance to the distortion
If you feel like turnin' up, keep it on repeat
Stumbling around like a wasted song
Me? Yeah, we think we're free
Drink, this one is on me
We're all chained to the rhythm, to the rhythm, to the rhythm

[Verse 2]
Are we tone deaf
Keep sweeping under the map
Thought we can do better than that
So comfortable, we live in a bubble, a bubble
So comfortable, we can’t see the trouble, the trouble

[Pre-Chorus]
Aha, look so good
So put your rose colored glasses on, and party on

[Chorus]
Turn it up, it's your favorite song
Dance, dance, dance to the distortion
If you feel like turnin' up, keep it on repeat
Stumbling around like a wasted song
Me? Yeah, we think we're free
Drink, this one is on me
We're all chained to the rhythm, to the rhythm, to the rhythm

Turn it up, it's your favorite song
Dance, dance, dance to the distortion
If you feel like turnin' up, keep it on repeat
Stumbling around like a wasted song
Me? Yeah, we think we're free
Drink, this one is on me
We're all chained to the rhythm, to the rhythm, to the rhythm

[Verse 3: Skip Marley]
It is my desire
Break down the desire
Time is ticking for the empire
Woke up the lions

[Chorus]
Turn it up, it's your favorite song
Dance, dance, dance to the distortion
If you feel like turnin' up, keep it on repeat
Stumbling around like a wasted song
Me? Yeah, we think we're free
Drink, this one is on me
We're all chained to the rhythm, to the rhythm, to the rhythm

[Outro]
Turn it up
Turn it up
On and on and on
'Cause we're all chained to the rhythm

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