The video was filmed at Six Flags Magic Mountain
Katy Perry explores Oblivia, a futuristic theme park, in the official video for her new single, “Chained to the Rhythm.” The clip, which can be seen below, premiered today (Tues, Feb 21st) on VEVO. Shot over the course of three days in January at “the thrill capital of the world” – Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA – “Chained to the Rhythm” was directed by GRAMMY-winner Matthew Cullen (Jay-Z, Beck), who also helmed the videos for “Dark Horse” and “California Gurls.” It was produced by Danny Lockwood, Rob Newman, Ben Leiser and Javier Jimenez.
Spotify streams of “Chained to the Rhythm,” exceeded three million on its first day of release – setting an all-time record for the best first day of streaming of a single track by a female artist in Spotify history – and topped 20 million in the first week. The song is the first single from her forthcoming album.
Billboard proclaimed, “Katy Perry Embraces Her Wokeness — And It Works…one of music’s biggest stars is once again dominating conversations.” Katy co-wrote “Chained to the Rhythm” with Max Martin, Sia Furler, Ali Payami and Skip Marley. The latter is featured on the track.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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