She’s back, baby! Katy Perry has just dropped her first single since her album Prism was 2013, and it’s all for the Olympic Games.
The pop star has released a new track, Rise, to tie in with the 2016 Rio Olympic Games which kick off next month.
In a statement about the song, she said: “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.”
Continuing, she said: “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.”
Rise will be used by NBC Olympics’ production team during its broadcast of the games, including its coverage of the Opening Ceremony.