The singer had been teasing the video for the last two days on social media, posting various images that seemed unrelated, including a hamster running on a wheel and a rocket ship launching into space.
In actuality, those photos are from the video, which puts Perry in an amusement park right out of 1950s science-fiction, with rides playing with the notion of the American dream, clean drinking water, and the nuclear family.
“Chained to the Rhythm,” which features a verse from Bob Marley’s grandson Zippy, is the singer’s first original song in more than two years, with the exception of “Rise,” the theme song for last summer’s Olympics.
On the first day of its release, “Chained to the Rhythm” was streamed 3,062,293 times on Spotify, setting the record for the most first-day streams for a single track by a female artist. Then, Perry offered a politically charged performance of the song at the Grammys.
Watch the new music video above.