Katy Perry released a new song she created for the Rio Olympics 2016 that will be used by NBC. The track entitled “Rise” is a powerful anthem with a motivational edge.
The pop star 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.
Katy explained, “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.”
The song has some strong lyrics “When, when the fire’s at my feet again, And the vultures all start circling, They’re whispering, You’re out of time, But still I rise.”
The song is available to download on Apple on itunes and stream on Apple music.
Listen to the track below. What is your opinion on Katy’s new song? How do you think it compares to her other music?
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