This year’s Grammys ceremony is shaping up to be one for the history books. In addition to the live comeback of Daft Punk and collaborative performance featuring Metallica and Lady Gaga (!!), music’s biggest night will apparently offer a preview of Katy Perry’s first album in nearly four years.
The “Roar” pop star is set to perform at the Grammys, during which, according to Billboard, she will debut a brand new single called “Chained to the Rhythm”. Presumably off the follow-up to 2013’s Prism, the track includes contributions from Skip Marley, a Jamaican singer and the grandson of legend Bob Marley.
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While Perry’s label Capitol Records has yet to confirm, and Billboard’s original report has since retracted the juicy details, Perry did recently promote one of Skip’s releases, as Idolator points out. Basically: Get your body ready for some dancehall-flavored Katy Perry.
Update: It looks like Perry’s single could actually arrive before her Grammys performance. According to a few recent tweets, it’s dropping on Friday, February 10th. Also, as Stereogum points out, HITS Daily Double is reporting that “Chained to the Rhythm” features the contributions of some real pop royalty: Not only did Sia lend a songwriting hand, but Swedish pop wizard Max Martin (Taylor Swift, Backstreet Boys) helped produce the cut.
PS. Girl is also sporting a new ‘do and it’s lit.