Glitterballs appeared in cities across the world yesterday, promising those who found them the first listens to the new Katy Perry single until they ran out of battery. And, while Chained to the Rhythm is undoubtedly catchy and it will probably sell a few copies, it also sounds like it runs out of steam before you’ve really got going. Dare I say it – it sounds a little like a 30 second teaser of a song recycling the same tune over and over? KP is one of the world’s best pop stars and can serve a whole lot of fun on a plate but, while this will whet a few appetites, it more than anything highlights the fact that her glory days of I Kissed A Girl, Waking Up In Vegas, Firework and even This Is How We Do are long behind us.
Katy Perry returns with new single Chained to the Rhythm – is it worthy of the hype?