Katy Perry's "Chained to the Rhythm" Video Is a Political Call to Action

Chained to this song, more like.

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Katy Perry performed (opens in new tab) her new single "Chained to the Rhythm" at the Grammys, and made it pretty abundantly clear (opens in new tab) that it's much more than your new winter dance jam.

"Chained to the Rhythm" is Perry's version of a social wake-up call, and the video is equal parts "signature Katy Perry fun times" (so many bright pops of color!) and political allegory. Set in a futuristic amusement park, Perry goes on rides spotlighting the crumbling the downfall of the American Dream, until she ends up waking up to the fact that we're all "living in a bubble."

Watch the full video below—and consider it Katy Perry's call for people to get off the proverbial ferris wheel and take action.

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Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.