Katy Perry has just premiered the music video to accompany her brand new song “Rise“!
“KATYCATS SHOOK,” the 31-year-old singer tweeted after surprising everyone with its release last night. The song, produced by hitmaker Max Martin, will serve as the theme song for NBC’s upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics.
“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)