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Katy Perry debuts politically charged video for ‘Chained to the Rhythm’

Is Katy Perry's dystopia better than our current dystopia?


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Feb 21, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 11:11 pm CDT

Following up her politically underscored Grammys performance, Katy Perry has released a music video for new single “Chained to the Rhythm.”

And this video has everything: a theme park called Oblivia, a human hamster wheel, lyrics about living in a “bubble,” and a vague feeling of unease about the American dream. Is Perry trying to say something about society? She might need to shout a little louder.  

The single was initially released via a series of disco balls

H/T Vulture 

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*First Published: Feb 21, 2017, 12:20 pm CST