Pop singer Katy Perry has shared an Olympic themed anthem called "Rise" with a music video. The song, produced by Max Martin, will be aired throughout the 2016 Rio Olympic games taking place from August 5 to 21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Watch it above.
Below you can listen to Katy explain what influenced her to write the song. She also says she's been working in the studio so maybe we can expect more songs soon:
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) July 15, 2016
Perry also shared a message in a statement to Billboard:
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... 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.
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