Katy Perry just surprised everyone by releasing a brand new song called “Rise” and you can listen to it now!
The 31-year-old singer has not released new music since her double platinum album Prism back in October 2013.
“Rise” is set to be featured in NBC’s coverage of the Rio Olympics. The song was reportedly produced by hitmaker Max Martin. Download it now on iTunes!
“This is a song that’s been brewing inside me for years, that has finally come to the surface. I was inspired to finish it now, rather than save it for my next album, because now more than ever, there is a need for our world to unite,” Katy said in a statement. “I know that together we can rise above the fear – in our country, and around the world. I can’t think of a better example than the Olympic athletes, as they gather in Rio with their strength and fearlessness, to remind us how we ALL can come together, with the resolve to be the best we can be. I hope this song can inspire us to heal, unite, and rise together. I am honored that NBC Olympics has chosen to use it as an anthem before and during the Rio Games.”
Katy Perry – Rise (NBC Olympics Video)
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“I’m heartbroken by all of the recent tragedies the came as a result of hatred, racism and injustice. Im also sad at how numb some of us are to it, because it is far too common! This is not a video game or a movie you’re witnessing on your screens!This is our unfortunate REALITY! When I think about how I feel, the word confused comes to mind…So today we just want to try and help in one of the ways we know how! “Music is a universal language that all of us can feel regardless of color lines, gender, sexuality, age, race, religion…. it unifies us. We believe we can not fight hate with hate, only love. Just as we can not fight darkness with more darkness. Only Light.” #BlackLivesMatter. To all of the lives taken pointlessly, we will not let you be forgotten. You have sparked change in this world with your angel wings. Rest In Peace,” Victoria posted on Instagram.
“It’s basically about me expressing that you don’t know love until all these things have happened to you,” Ollyrevealed. “The heartbreak, and how it cuts into your heart and leaves you blind with no vision. When you go through a breakup it’s tough, it’s a really tough process to be in. It’s a big uptempo song but the lyrics to it are quite sad.”
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