Katy Perry drops new, politically charged track 'Chained to the Rhythm'
Katy Perry tweeted about the release of her new song on Friday morning. (Katyperry/Twitter)
Published Friday, February 10, 2017 7:20AM EST
After teasing her newest track all week, Katy Perry released "Chained to the Rhythm" overnight Friday, a track full of political overtones.
Along with the track and cover art, Perry also released a lyric video, inviting fans to take a deeper look at the meaning behind the song.
"Are we crazy?/Living our lives through a lens/Trapped like a white picket fence like ornaments," starts the song.
"Aren't you lonely?/Up there in utopia?/Where nothing will ever be enough?" she continues in not-so-veiled references to the events of the U.S., post-election.
"We gonna call this era Purposeful Pop," she tweeted.
As rumored, Bob Marley's grandson Skip Marley makes a guest appearance on the song.