“Chained To The Rhythm” – Katy Perry ft Skip Marley [YouTube Lyric + Music Video]

Katy Perry has shared a lyric and music video for her new single, “Chained To The Rhythm,” featuring guest vocals from Skip Marley (Bob Marley’s grandson). Watch them below, courtesy of the singer’s YouTube.

Katy Perry ft Skip Marley “Chained To The Rhythm” Music Video
Katy Perry ft Skip Marley “Chained To The Rhythm” Lyric Video
LYRICS

Katy Perry ft Skip Marley “Chained To The Rhythm” Lyrics

Are we crazy?
Living our lives through a lens
Trapped in our white-picket fence
Like ornaments
So comfortable, we live in a bubble, a bubble
So comfortable, we cannot see the trouble, the trouble
Aren’t you lonely
Up there in utopia
Where nothing will ever be enough?
Happily numb
So comfortable, we live in a bubble, a bubble
So comfortable, we cannot see the trouble, the trouble

Aha, look so good
So put your rose-colored glasses on
And party on

Turn it up, it’s your favorite song
Dance, dance, dance to the distortion
Come on, turn it up, keep it on repeat
Stumbling around like a wasted zombie
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
Come on, turn it up, keep it on repeat
Stumbling around like a wasted zombie
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

Are we tone deaf?
Keep sweeping it under the mat
Thought we can do better than that
I hope we can
So comfortable, we live in a bubble, a bubble
So comfortable, we can’t see the trouble, the trouble

Aha, look so good (so good)
So put your rose-colored glasses on
And party on

Turn it up, it’s your favorite song
Dance, dance, dance to the distortion
Come on, turn it up, keep it on repeat
Stumbling around like a wasted zombie
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
Come on, turn it up, keep it on repeat
Stumbling around like a wasted zombie
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

It is my desire
Break down the walls to connect, inspire
Ay, up in your high place, liars
Time is ticking for the empire
The truth they feed is feeble
As so many times before
They greed over the people
They stumbling and fumbling
And we’re about to riot
They woke up, they woke up the lions
(Woo!)

Turn it up, it’s your favorite song
Dance, dance, dance to the distortion
Come on, turn it up, keep it on repeat
Stumbling around like a wasted zombie
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
Turn it up
It goes on, and on, and on
It goes on, and on, and on
It goes on, and on, and on
‘Cause we’re all chained to the rhythm

CREDITS

Katy Perry ft Skip Marley “Chained To The Rhythm” Video Credits

Directed by: Aya Tanimura
Executive Producer: Danny Lockwood
Produced by: Cailin Lowry and Nicholas Ruff
Director of Photography: Mario Contini
Production Designer: Audrey
Rosenberg
Post-Production Services: Coyote Post
Editor: Sean Horvath
Colorist: Matthew Schwab
GFX: Vince Walker, Bogdan Ciornei, Adam Petke
Miniature Food: Walking With Giants

Starring Mr. Parsons the Hamster
and Rory Ruff

All food eaten by Mr. Parsons was made with hamster safe ingredients.
American Humane monitored the animal action. No animals were harmed. ®(AHAD 06701)

“Chained To The Rhythm” is a bubbly pop tune with hints of Caribbean and reggae flavor. The lyrics were written by Sia, and reference utopian bliss and being comfortable in our personal bubble while trouble lurks outside.

The music video takes us to an amusement park with futuristic and retro sensibilities named Oblivia where people enjoy such activities as riding a roller coaster through a tunnel of emojis and being slingshot through the air. There’s a dark undertone to the video though, as people are obsessed with taking selfies and concerned with fitting into society’s norms. The lyric video has similar themes, showing a giant pair of hands taking care of a hamster named Mr. Parsons while he watches another hamster running in a wheel.

You can download the single on Amazon.

For more, check out the Katy Perry Zumic artist page.

Katy Perry “Chained To The Rhythm” single cover art