Katy Perry sets off global scavenger hunt with new song

Pop superstar Katy Perry on Wednesday unleashed a worldwide scavenger hunt among her millions of online followers as she previewed a new song.

In teasingly cryptic social media postings, the singer showed a video of a disco ball being dragged by a chain from her stiletto — recognizable from her foot tattoo of a grinning peppermint.

Perry — the most popular person on Twitter with more than 95 million followers — then posted a map showing disco balls in more than two dozen cities around the world with details on how to find them.

Finders of the disco balls — whose postings are eagerly retweeted by Perry — can plug in headphones to hear her new song “Chained to the Rhythm,” which quickly became a top trending item on Twitter.

Perry offered a brief snippet online of the song, which has a retro dance beat that combines disco and reggae, and indicated it would come out on Friday.

The superstar — who on social media profiles is newly blonde — is also scheduled to perform Sunday at the Grammy Awards, the music industry’s annual televised gala in Los Angeles.

Locations of the disco balls included outside the landmark Moulin Rouge cabaret in Paris, inside New York’s McCarren Park in the hipster haven of Williamsburg and at Shibuya 109, the Tokyo department store that is Japan’s epicenter of teenybopper culture.

Perry is believed to be preparing a new album after the phenomenal success of 2013’s “Prism,” which was accompanied by a global tour that lasted more than one year.

She released the song “Rise” last year as a theme for the Summer Olympics but otherwise has been quiet on new music.

The 32-year-old, however, has been active on the political front and was one of the key celebrity backers of Hillary Clinton in her unsuccessful presidential race against Donald Trump.

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  1. Avatar ombati December 5th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Obviously most (not all) Kenyans prefer the younger and more energetic ticket of Uhuru-Ruto, if only not for that ICC matter. Ruto is an energetic hard working chap. It helps that he does not imbibe alcoholic drinks according to those who know him. Uhuru is a good businessman and financial strategist. Running a government is a blend of politics and business. This team has both. And of course Musalia is a good diplomat to resolve tensions especially with legislators. All around solid package.

  2. Avatar grace joseph December 5th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    uhuruto 2013

  3. Avatar muoki December 6th, 2012 at 12:09 am

    If there are people Kenyans need to watch then UhuruRuto pact is the dangerous time bomb meant to explode anytime. A wounded lion is dangerous and more so when it is untamed. Uhuru Ruto are power hungry and would like to caution the effect of ICC monster on their neck with power and be in the same condition as albashir of sudan. This is why Kenyans need to watch as these two suspects are willing to do anything to win the election. Uhuru has money power and the current regime is working for him. No wonder Kibaki is speechless in the public but working underground for Uhuru. Prominent persons like Anna and mkapa are in Kenya because they already smell a rat. Kenyans should watch out!

    1. Avatar bishop December 6th, 2012 at 8:12 am

      I agree with you on this matter. Just from the voter registration its obvious that people still have shivers from 2008 and IDPs are still homeless and without hope. Running with fear for office will affect Kenya majorly. The surrounding neighbors like Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda will have investors looking at them for fruitful business in a serene peaceful tribe free environment.

  4. Avatar bishop December 6th, 2012 at 8:29 am

    The political scene in Kenya is very vibrant to say the least. I have to wonder how many (Kenyans) are going with the polls which have been known to be misleading and how many would like a leader who is in touch with the people. I cannot recall any presidential candidate in recent past who stopped their campaign when blasts happened in Eastleigh, police men were ambushed and killed Baragoi and other issues that are constantly happening. I wish tribal politics would die in Kenya because with it still alive and rampant its the common wanainchi who suffers. When chaos breaks out (which I pray to God does not happen) all these presidential aspirants will be either in the comfort of their homes in the country or outside while fighting goes on and outsiders come to pacify the situation. Its easy for one to say they will unite all Kenyans yet you do not say how. Wake up Kenya or else all the hard work of infrastructure, economy, the family unit etc will disappear in a flash because of selfish politics and blind wanainchi. Vote wisely.

  5. Avatar mwaura December 6th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I was never interviewed so i wonder where you are getting your opinions from

  6. Avatar waithaka dm December 6th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    There can never be a better coalition than that. its the best ever


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