To be honest, "Chained to the Rhythm" could be better. I was really waiting this song so fascinating 'cause it's the lead single from her fifth studio album. All of her albums' lead singles were much fascinating and all of them were masterpieces. Her debut album's (Katy Hudson) lead single "Trust in Me" was a great Christian-rock song with its great music and Katy's great vocal performance. "I Kissed a Girl", the lead single from her second album (One of the Boys), peaked at number 1 on lots of countries' music charts. "California Gurls", which is the lead single from her third album (Teenage Dream), was pretty sweet and nice. Her forth sudio album's (Prism) lead single, "Roar", was so powerful, especially with its chorus. But "Chained to the Rhythm" is an ordinary pop song with its ordinary music -in my opinion-.
May "Chained to the Rhythm" has strong messages, but this messages don't change this song's mediocrity. HUGE Katy Perry fan since the release of the One of the Boys album. And I can say that this was the worst lead single of hers. NOT much bad, but not good too.