Katy Perry has just released her first new single in two years…and it’s for a special occasion: the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Perry, dropped “Rise,” which she also wrote, late Thursday night on iTunes and Apple Music.
Here is what Katy had to say about the song:
“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,” the Grammy nominee 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.”
What are your thoughts on the new song?