Katy Perry Goes Back to the Future in ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ Music Video

todayFebruary 22, 2017

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Katy Perry opened the gates to her space-age fun park in the video for her latest single, “Chained to the Rhythm.”

Wearing a Judy Jetson-worthy white metallic dress and sporting bright pink hair, Perry is seen walking though the gates of the happiest place on Earth, where cotton candy is served in portions the size of giant umbrellas.

The video was directed by Mathew Cullen (Jay Z, Taylor Swift) and filmed at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California in January. In it, as during her Grammy Awards performance of the song, Perry drops a number of not-so-subtle hints about her feelings about the current political climate in the nation. The first taste is a ride called “The Great American Dream Drop,” in which a loving couple snuggle into a tiny house that gets swung around in the air and then violently plunged toward the ground.

The tall white fence from her Grammys performance makes a cameo (with the words “safe trip home” painted on it in blue), as a park visitor is catapulted over it. The dystopian park also has such other not-so-fun attractions as flaming glasses of blue “Inferno H2O,” a tainted liquid that makes patrons belch fire and a hamster wheel attraction that is impossible to keep up with.

Near the end, Perry is swept up in a giant dance number after Skip Marley jumps out of a 3D movie to rap his cameo, which leads to a the final shot: her worried face staring into the camera in a moment of fear-filled awakening.



Written by: New Generation Radio

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