The singer co-wrote ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ with Max Martin and Sia.
Katy Perry has teamed up with Bob Marley’s grandson for her new track, ‘Chained to the Rhythm.’
The politically charged track, which includes a verse by Skip Marley, is intended as a rallying cry. “Are we tone deaf? Keep sweeping it under the mat / I thought we could do better than that, I hope we can,” sings the Hilary Clinton supporter.
In the lyrics Perry mentions the “white-picket fence” of the American Dream and the “bubbles” President Obama talked about in his farewell address (“It’s become safer to retreat into our own bubbles”). The song does, unfortunately, include the line: “Stumbling around like a wasted zombie.”
The ‘Dark Horse’ artist premiered the single to fans on Wednesday at special disco ball listening posts in cities worldwide.
The song will debut live at the 59th annual Grammy Awards this Sunday (February 12), with Marley slated to to join her on stage. ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ was co-written with super-producer Max Martin, alongside Sia Furler, Iranian-born producer Ali Payami and Skip Marley.