Katy Perry has been silent on the music front since she released “This Is How We Do in 2014,” but she took to Twitter on Thursday night to announce news of a shiny new track entitled “Rise.”
The single is to tie in with NBC’s coverage of the Rio Olympic Games, which kick off in Brazil next month.
“This is a song that’s been brewing inside me for years that has finally come to the surface,” Perry explained. “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 honoured that NBC Olympics has chosen to use it as an anthem before and during the Rio Games.”
Rise is available to stream on Apple Music and to download at iTunes.0