Katy Perry performs 'Chained to the Rhythm' at the BRIT Awards
The 32-year-old singer kept things high-energy as she navigated among her dancers, who were hidden inside tiny, white houses that bobbed up and down along to the beat.
Also onstage? Two giant skeleton puppets – one clad in a black suit and a red tie, and the other wearing a red, skirt suit (a nod to British Prime Minister Theresa May and President Trump?). Perry herself was in a pin-striped, suit-like ensemble, worn with sneakers and a matching bustier top.
At the end of the number, Perry shared a hug with featured performer Skip Marley – but only after fireworks shot off from their larger-than-life companions’ skeletal hands.
The performance comes just one day after the star released the music video for the song — which amassed more than one million views in its first day. The video puts Perry in an amusement park right out of 1950s science-fiction, with rides alluding to the notion of the American dream and the nuclear family.
More than a week before taking to the BRIT Awards stage, Perry called the gig the “2nd chapter of ChainedToTheRhythm” in a tweet, with her politically-minded performance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards likely being the first.
The Grammy performance featured a house and fence with a series of dancers moving the set pieces across the stage. Perry wore a black and white pantsuit with white tennis shoes as she sang. Her attire is believed to be a nod to Hillary Clinton, whom Perry supported on the campaign trail by performing at rallies and the Democratic National Convention last July.