So, Katy Perry or how I like to call her “Queen of faking”(remember “Dark Horse”) is back with her new song “Chained To The Rhythm”. So, what do we have here?
Imagine being so irrelevant that you have to release “political” song. That is Katy Perry in 2017. Notice how I said “political”, this is easily one of the most generic political songs I have ever heard in my life. This is basically Katy Perry telling us to “open our eyes”. Most generic phrase ever used in politics and there is also “seeing world through rose glasses”. Originality? Where?
Chorus is where the lyrics start to become even worse. Comparing social distortion and music distortion. Very lame.
Now, if instrumentation and performance are good I am willing to ignore corny and bad lyrics but somehow even there she managed to partially fuck up. Production is actually ok. Synths give nice foundation for the rest of the instrumentation, but even that she managed to fuck up with her lazy performance. Her voice lacks energy so much. You would think that she will at least try to give nice performance so lyrics become irrelevant but no Katy will not do that.
This song features Bob Marley’s grandson Skip Marley and somehow even he sounds very boring. He is basically trying to sound like Sean Paul with his Latin rapping, but somehow fails miserably.
Overall this song is not good. Only thing that works is production and even that is partially fucked up. So, that’s why this song gets light 2/5.