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New Video: Katy Perry – ‘Chained To The Rhythm (ft. Skip Marley)’

Published: Tuesday 21st Feb 2017 by Sam

It’s here!

Katy Perry has uncaged the video for comeback single ‘Chained To The Rhythm (ft. Skip Marley) .’

Arriving right on time (see: streaming saviour for “underperforming” seller), the whimsical clip once again sees the Pop force embrace the cinematic with delicious results.

Shot over the course of three days last month at “the thrill capital of the world” – Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA – ‘Rhythm’ was directed by Grammy winning director Matthew Cullen.

What are you waiting for? Step into ‘Oblivia’ after the jump…

Solid video, for a solid song.

Perry’s fifth album, the follow-up to 2013’s ‘Prism,’ is due later this year.

Your thoughts?

[Photo credit: Rony Alwin]

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  1. RihNavy February 21, 2017

    More creative than anything Rihanna released in 2015.

    • CoughCough February 21, 2017

      You broke you’re ankles to run in here to bring up Rihanna ? Lol. Wow

      • Fancy BISH February 22, 2017

        “You broke your ankles to run in here” -CoughCough
        I love this lol

    • gina February 21, 2017

      and it will flop harder than anything rihanna released in 2015 AND 2016. stay pressed.

      • ronnoc February 21, 2017

        I’m no katy fan, but the girl hasn’t flopped anything in years

      • Career Ender February 21, 2017

        even harder than American Gas ?

  2. of to work February 21, 2017

    i hope yall get what this song saying ..we all just like slaves to this day …working our ass off to make them leaders richer and when them don them sen we to fight war

    • JOHNVIDAL February 21, 2017

      We know what the song is about thanks. The only problem here is Katy Perry is basic and this kind of message coming from her is just not believable.

      • Molly #HeGivesItToMe #Everyday February 21, 2017

        You’re so pressed

      • Career Ender February 21, 2017

        Lol leave KAty alone, she’s a very family friendly pop star

  3. Zhane February 21, 2017

    Yawn. This song is so outdated.

    • Career Ender February 21, 2017

      like your fave’s solo career that followed where Rita Ora’s went to?

    • Belladonna February 21, 2017

      That’s the problem with the music industry it moves on to fast. It used to be every teen years we had a different sound now it’s every two years, this is crazy. You don’t see the movie world getting rid of blockbusters just because it’s a new year? Lol This song is great & I like the video!

  4. Cake like Lady GaGa (Perfect illusion) February 21, 2017

    greatb song, basic useless video.
    .
    I don’t remember ever seeing a video from basic perry that actually had impact

    • Wonder Woman stan February 21, 2017

      The video is actually terrific. And it’s a funny thing when a Gaga fan is talking about video your girl went from super dope video link Paparazzi to basic trash a la Arianna Grande with the Flopanne era

      • gina February 21, 2017

        gaga’s videos have had more impact than this cartoon cutout has ever had, so stay pressed over gaga.

      • Career Ender February 21, 2017

        @gina “have had”
        .
        that’s in the past, what about now? , did her creativity leave together with her fiance and her engagement ring?

    • Career Ender February 21, 2017

      you want her to run around like a mid life crisis basic white ho in a g-string and sea shells just to attract the public?
      .
      bxcht no! bye!

  5. Tori February 21, 2017

    I really love this song, I think it’s one of the few songs she’s put out that everybody can get with. Sadly, pop is not looking for purpose music, they want trendy music. Even Beyonce, Rihanna and Bieber had those trendy (trash ass) singles for radio while their album as a whole held some kind of message. This might be one of those eras that longer on all year till one of its singles finally cracks to the labels interest like “Anti” or “The Pinkprint”.

  6. Wonder Woman stan February 21, 2017

    Come through Katherine!!!

  7. MusicLife February 21, 2017

    As with nearly all of her music videos I enjoyed it. I like that she makes watching her music videos fun and not a bore meaning something you never wanna see again. She is smart and makes it so that you feel you missed things and want to rewatch which is smart for views. PLus it just shows creativity too.

    Good work capitol records and KP!

    • Career Ender February 21, 2017

      its refreshing to see a singer who’s not naked in her videos !
      .
      them other hos keep showing their bodies or their counterparts male popstars showing their as$es, abs and naked uper bodies but ALL to flop to the lowest parts of HELL
      .
      ahahahahahaha

  8. 👠👡👢💄💅👑💍Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!🐝🍋🍹🎈🏮🌺🌸 February 21, 2017

    Before the video, the song was expected to debut at #14 on the Hot 100. It just might clock the top 10 now. But will it be her 10th Hot 100 #, though?

    • Wonder Woman stan February 21, 2017

      It will probably be a top 10 hit but I don’t know about #1 the song has been underperforming for Katy Perry comeback single

  9. Avi February 21, 2017

    ::: blank stare :::

    I’ll pass on this nonsense, thanks.

    • Career Ender February 21, 2017

      not as much nonsense as that one which goes on in that place in your gravatar
      .
      move over basic!

  10. KING NAVY February 21, 2017

    This video is better than lemonade

    • Wonder Woman stan February 21, 2017

      I know a Coast Guard is not out here talking about videos

      • gina February 21, 2017

        but did he lie tho?

      • KING NAVY February 21, 2017

        Okay Career ender aka Taylor Tori Azalea aka Wonder Woman

      • Career Ender February 21, 2017

        @Wonder Woman Stan, right?
        .
        the Deep Ocean Divers keep talking xit meanwhile Anti served us many many so so so entertaining videos

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill ~ tyler February 21, 2017

        Nah, visually Beyonce slays. She puts a lot of effort,time, and money into her music videos. Prime examples : Lemonade and Self Titled.

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill ~ tyler February 21, 2017

        @Career Ender
        All of Anti’s videos consisted of the same thing lol. American Oxygen – Rihanna wearing a shirt that exposed her nipps.
        B**** Better Have My Money – Rihanna topless
        Work – Rihanna twerkin on drake in a bikini/Rihanna twerkin on drake with a top that exposed her nipps.
        Kiss it better – Rihanna wearing a dressed that exposed her nipps.
        Needed Me – Rihanna wearing a dress that exposed her nipps.

    • XYZ February 21, 2017

      Each to his own. Please stop comparing, there’s enough for everyone. If you want fun and colorful videos that look like bubblegum – watch Katy. If you want strippers dancing around poles – watch Rihanna. If you want stolen concepts done with more money than the original artists – watch Beyoncé. If you want some pseudo-artistic videos – watch Gaga. If you want suicidal stuff – watch Lana. You see – there is something to chose for anybody

  11. JanStan February 21, 2017

    I’m ok with the melody but I just CANNOT with the lyrics. Bubble/trouble, wasted zombie, dance dance dance? 6th grade poetry AT BEST. Time to grow tf up Katy!!!!!!

    • Carlitos February 21, 2017

      Lmao. Of course you’d only pay attention to those lyrics, because you’re “chained to the rhythm.”

      • JanStan February 21, 2017

        Omg I was wondering where the Katy stans were. The idiots who point to juvenile nursery rhyme lyrics and say that my noticing them proves that their good ha! Basic Perry’s lack of talent is being exposed more than Janet’s big tata SEETHE!!!!

      • Carlitos February 21, 2017

        Honestly, Katy’s fans don’t have time nor the negatively to be constantly babbling b******* 24/7. That’s your pathetic, useless job. Good luck trying to actually convince THE PEOPLE that Katy is anything less than brilliant. Go back to your cave, you f****** troll.

    • Career Ender February 21, 2017

      @JanStan
      .
      if you want lyrics, go listen Adele
      .
      if you want fun pop listen to Katy
      .
      for basic pop go listen to Basic Perry
      .
      for flops go listen to Mama Jigsaw
      .
      #dismissed

    • THE REAL February 21, 2017

      You nailed it!

      The lyrics are so basic and juvenile it’s sad.
      Katy Perry herself is better than this.
      Every ADULT claiming this represents anything other than bubblegum pop b******* should be locked up and sentenced.

  12. Cake like Lady GaGa (Perfect illusion) February 21, 2017

    YASSSSS at @wonder seething and occupying every comment that doesn’t approve of this mess by basic perry.
    .
    its a trash video and you will deal

    • Carlitos February 21, 2017

      Exactly. It goes to show that while Katy will make millions off of this, you will still be sitting behind your phone or computer doing absolutely nothing, just like @wonder, with a negative balance in your bank accounts.

    • Career Ender February 21, 2017

      why did your fave’s latest effort got quickly forgotten?
      .
      deteiorating faster than the tomatoes you sell in Khayelitsha taxi rank
      ..
      tell me whyyyyyyy bishhhh!!!

  13. Linear February 21, 2017

    I’m sorry, but are people not over this clown yet? All Katy Perry is is an annoying fusion of Lady Gaga and any random Kardashian sister. How is liking her even acceptable? When I was the age of her target demo, she would have been criminally corny.

    • DTG February 21, 2017

      “All Katy Perry is is an annoying fusion of Lady Gaga and any random Kardashian sister.”

      ROFLMAO. NAILED IT!!! Katy is 40% Gaga…35% Taylor…and 25% Kourtney/Kylie.

      • Carlitos February 21, 2017

        “Omggggg hahahahaha. So funny. Hehehehe.”

        You both literally sound like little middle school girls. Purely pathetic. Your brains cannot comprehend anything past an 8 grade level, which is why it’s so hard for you to like and understand what this song is really about.

      • JanStan February 21, 2017

        You give her too much credit. 50% Kylie, 40% Taylor, 10% Gagas stuffed animal dress from 2011.

  14. Max February 21, 2017

    This song is tanking on iTunes imagine having a lead single that sold 500K to one that barely cracked 100K but her Spotify and radio deals are helping her in a big way

    • Career Ender February 21, 2017

      like they did Rihanna for WOrk , BBHM and FFS
      .
      and Gaga’s discounts?

      • Max February 21, 2017

        I don’t Stan Gaga or Rihanna nice try tho, now stay in your lane before you find this boot up your a***😜

  15. LOL February 21, 2017

    LOL SORRY BASIC PERRY, ALL THE PAYOLA IN THE WORLD WON’T SAVE THIS FLOP LMAO

    • Career Ender February 21, 2017

      as if your fave’s career which is on death bed is not surviving on DISCOUNTS,you’re such a lame ghetto bxcth

  16. Beygency February 21, 2017

    Meh .. the song is tired and the video is a hot mess but Skip Marley can pound my walls anytime

    • It’s spelled A-gency, fool. February 21, 2017

      S***.

  17. JOHNVIDAL February 21, 2017

    Except the the good (but obvious and easy anyway) message thanks to Sia´s involvement, there´s nothing else here. Zero growth, she can´t sing, basic as hell, childish image once again… I can´t…

    • KatyCatz February 21, 2017

      Katy has you pressed because she’s more relevant than Mooriah Cantsingrey

      • Carlitos February 21, 2017

        So f****** true. Love it.

  18. Kwinzy February 21, 2017

    This is why Katy does nadda for me. She just stands there, makes quirky faces, weird hand gestures and cringeworthy dance moves. It’s like she doesn’t feel the music she appropriates. Not one single whine was done in the video. Not one! Does Ms Perry even know how to whine her waist? They could’ve done a sweet reggae dance break at the scene where Skip pops out the TV. Sh!t was basic and vanilla and went absolutely nowhere.

    • Career Ender February 21, 2017

      LMAO, just accept that she doesn’t cater for you

    • Carlitos February 21, 2017

      Well, apparently you don’t matter. You do realize she is literally the biggest pop star in the world, right? Your free streaming all your faves music will have zero impact on her. You’re just pissed because she’s not p**** popping all that p**** juice in your face, and hat just has you feeling a certain type of way. Poor little boy.

  19. Kwinzy February 21, 2017

    Cheap Thrills Lyric Video Part 2; Amusement Park Edition

  20. king z February 21, 2017

    there is sooo much symbolism in this video that is being overlooked because of Perry’s quirky nature. she is literally singing about “the powers that be” that make the people run like hamsters…she is saying she was part of that BEFORE taking off her glasses (in the movie scene) and realizing the truth.

    it’s actually pretty deep but becuz her audience is teeny boppers she had to disguise it

    • JanStan February 21, 2017

      HER MUSIC IS THE HAMSTER WHEEL! As for her fans even they ain’t here for this tired mess. Time to nix this and release another single

      • Carlitos February 21, 2017

        I see you’re still on here. Your unemployment still running deep? Pathetic.

  21. Gee February 21, 2017

    I appreciate that Katy knows what her strengths are and using them very well. This video has a serious message but many are going to miss it because they will not get past Katy’s fun and quirky sense of humor. Solid job Katy.

  22. Fake Songwriting Credits February 21, 2017

    She fears flopping, so don’t’ expect her to risk it all with more mature music. As basic as people like to label her, she can do edgy pop, I kissed a Girl and Wake up in vegas are amazing songs.
    The song is nice and catchy, as expected, but very cheap thrills, and the video does’t help, it makes the song look dated, this could have been even bigger if released last year instead of rise.

    • Career Ender February 21, 2017

      like your faves don’t fear flopping
      .
      hello streaming
      .
      hello single on top of the hour on radio station deals
      .
      hello showing n!pples
      .
      bye basic diver!

      • Umm (original) February 21, 2017

        You act like Katy Perry doesn’t do the same.
        -Radio deal hype for a new single
        -simple lyrics
        -new hair
        They operate the same but with different perspective on it. Rihanna showing nipps and Katy shooting cream out of hers. Literally sugar tits!

    • Carlitos February 21, 2017

      And why would we twke advice from you? Exactly.

  23. JanStan February 21, 2017

    Omg at the stans saying that people that ain’t here for this mess don’t get the message. The bizotch is basic as hell! It’s not that deep or difficult lol. The song JUST SUCKS.

  24. Molly #HeGivesItToMe #Everyday February 21, 2017

    These Gaga stans are shoook… Katy did that!

    • …… February 21, 2017

      Gurl don’t you find it weird that your girl doesn’t support BLM yet she’s hoping around asking black rappers for collabs

      • Carlitos February 21, 2017

        Don’t you find it weird that you have black artists not supporting BLM? GTFOH, you smelly, trashy troll.

  25. Meteorite February 21, 2017

    I actually like the video. Once you get past the quirky image it’s actually a pretty accurate description of our society.

  26. #TeamTinashe Stan February 21, 2017

    Yo Gabba Gabba Perry is back with the antics!
    Not here for this song but the feature is interesting.

    • Career Ender February 21, 2017

      meanwhile your fave is releasing songs and making gabba gabba noise and charting at gabba gabba positions
      .
      now gabba gabba outta here you wack as$ gabba gabba

      • Kareem February 21, 2017

        lol

  27. Cheech February 21, 2017

    I actually appreciate Katy for this song. It’s super catchy, has a great message behind it, and the video is cute. It’s nice to see her music mature; in essence it is still “her” but with more growth.

    • Cheech February 21, 2017

      Also would like to add that I predict this song will reach top 3 on the billboard hot 100.

  28. HIVE4EVA February 21, 2017

    When will FLOP inn the brain?

  29. Suicide Blonde February 21, 2017

    Solid video, for a solid song.
    The basic standards of TGJ, all these years trashing Rihanna’s music, calling it microwaved pop, the hypocrites, Rihanna’s music is avant-garde in comparison with this Nickelodeon mess, this song makes “Pour It Up” sounds like a symphony.

    • Career Ender February 21, 2017

      im sure this song sounds better than anything on MAdonna’s last forgoten flop album

      • Suicide Blonde February 21, 2017

        Oh yeah, even better than Ghosttown 🙄

  30. Career Ender February 21, 2017

    Nice fun video

  31. JanStan February 21, 2017

    Can someone please pay attention to Career ENDED cause its pressed af lololol

    • Carlitos February 21, 2017

      So tf are you. You have literally been on here ALL DAY making comments. I see you’re receiving that unemployment and food stamps. You should rename yourself Taylor Swift because you’re passing out so much h8rade, baby. Get a f****** life.

  32. Carlitos February 21, 2017

    JanStan the Delivery Man is heated af. It goes to show what people do when they clearly have zero ounce of a life and no respect for themselves. Is it really that hard to be nice and give praise to those who work hard and deserve it? So sad. Actually, it’s really pathetic.

    • JanStan February 21, 2017

      I dont read 26 volume encyclopedia posts. Stay pressed.

      • Carlitos February 21, 2017

        Because you can’t read, you illiterate c***.

  33. Liam February 21, 2017

    I notice everybody stressing on #1 hit so a song in the top 40 is on longer a hit now?😐 and I think she release the song as a political statement but ok

  34. Slayty is Chained to the Rhythm February 21, 2017

    Look at all these pressed LittleSuides seething. This will be another top 10 hit, deal with it. Katy delivered a solid video with an important message. The entire Prism era was a mess visually imo save Unconditionally. This video has replay value

  35. Biting Truth February 21, 2017

    Untalented, tone deaf Katy Perry strikes again with another garbage song and lame video. ust be why only 14 year old girls and college age gay guys like her.

  36. LMAO February 21, 2017

    The song is great but the video is boring. The lyrics video is better.

  37. Mad-on-her February 21, 2017

    I’m happy that Rihanna is in the Top Ten with Love on the Brain, which is her best song for yeeeeeears. However, I’m really confused as to how it’s happened when the song isn’t in the top 15 selling songs this week, or the top 15 streaming… I know it’s doing well at radio, but surely that can’t account for it cracking the Top Ten? Weird.

  38. Rosie February 21, 2017

    nn @ the Gag stans getting bold since MR finally became a hit after 472039 performances and 10 times as many discounts
    Anyways, the song is basic. If it wasn’t for the Grammys it would’ve done the same numbers as Lana’s new single is expected to do this week with no promo or radio play, according to its original prediction. Sad!

  39. Justafan February 21, 2017

    Hmmm used to like Katy before she turned on Britney. Now she seems well, inauthentic

  40. Now at youfr best game way tuesidnz February 23, 2017

    Nice

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