On This Day in #KatyPerryHistory… 10th February 2017, Chained to the Rhythm single was released
Chained to the Rhythm served as the lead single from Katy’s fifth studio album, Witness. It features vocals from Jamaican singer Skip Marley. The artists co-wrote the track with its producers Max Martin and Ali Payami, with additional writing from Sia. Capitol Records released the track as a digital download. Chained to the Rhythm is a dancehall and disco song, with lyrics about societal awareness.
The track reached number one in Hungary and Latvia as well as the top 5 in Australia, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States and the top 10 in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Mathew Cullen directed the song’s music video. It features Katy in an amusement park called “Oblivia”. It was nominated for three awards at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. Katy and Skip Marley promoted the song with live performances at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, the 2017 Brit Awards, and the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards.