Katy Perry Bursts Our Bubbles With 'Chained to the Rhythm' Performance

Katy Perry offered her first performance of her new track “Chained to the Rhythm” on the Grammy stage and it was impossible not to notice its heavily symbolic nature.

The song itself is a darker message cloaked beneath a pop tune with an 80s flair -- dissecting the idea the world contains itself in a bubble, blissfully ignorant to the issues awaiting just outside.

Perry came for this in a straight shot, the stage bearing a house and white picket fence a singing Perry stands behind. Wearing a white suit and rose colored glasses -- yes, we caught that Katy -- she impeccably shows off her vocal range singing “So comfortable, we cannot see the trouble, trouble/So put your rose-colored glasses on/And party on.”

Weaving in and out of the moving fence and home, Skip Marley -- Bob Marley's grandson -- appears by her side to offer his own verse over the stellar beat, the choreographed whirlwind of people moving fences behind them.

As they deliver the final line, the fence has been rearranged in the background, now emblazoned with the preamble of the Constitution.

Watch Perry’s blanketed political performance below.

Perry tweeted about the message she was trying to send on Monday morning (Feb. 13).


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