Katy Perry Teases “Chained To The Rhythm” Video: Watch
For the live debut of “Chained to the Rhythm” at the 2017 Grammys, Katy Perry literally dismantled the idyllic image of a house with a white picket fence. By doing this, while singing of how we’re “stumbling around like a wasted zombie,” she was urging KatyCats to wake up — to not settle for being comfortable, at a time where there seems to be a lot at stake.
A sneak peek into the “Chained to the Rhythm” video, released last night (February 17), hints at how the visual’s message may be just as pointed. We’re whisked away to an amusement park named Oblivia. Its biggest attractions are a hamster wheel, a roller coaster called Bombs Away and a tiny house called the Great American Dream Drop.
“Leave your white picket fence and explore a utopia!” a voiceover exclaims.
Katy also hinted of a few interesting cameos. The video teaser was posted first by “Kathy Beth Terry,” the lovably awkward alter-ego from her “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F).” Katy also retweeted a fan who asked if the voiceover was by George Takei. Best known for playing Commander Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek, the openly gay actor is currently promoting Allegiance, a film inspired by the three years his family was interned during World War II.
Katy’s “Chained to the Rhythm” video is out next Tuesday, February 21. See the teaser below.
ZOMG you guys…let’s go to Oblivia on Tuesday! My braces finally just came off and I want some funnel cake!!! pic.twitter.com/TIu5sCwQml
— Kathy Beth Terry (@KathyBethTerry) February 18, 2017