Katy Perry Drops Retrofuturistic “Chained To The Rhythm” Video

Christina Lee | February 21, 2017 9:12 am
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Katy Perry‘s “Chained to the Rhythm” video, released today (February 21), is an emotional roller coaster by way of Pleasantville meets The Jetsons.

As shown during the teaser, she enters a pastel-colored amusement park where people break into dance and literally get swept away to attractions like a heart-shaped roller coaster and a human-sized hamster wheel. But then when featured artist Skip Marley enters the picture, stepping out of a TV to offer some rousing verses (“They stumblin’, they fumblin’, but we about to riot / They woke up, they woke up the lions”). This is when Katy wakes up — and becomes horrified with everyone else’s complacency.

Katy reunited with Matthew Cullen, who also directed “California Gurls” and “Dark Horse.” Watch up top, then see her announcement below.

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