You’re about to be hearing a lot of Katy Perry this summer.
NBC recently announced that Perry‘s brand new, “Rise” will be used as the anthem for the network’s coverage of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The track will be featured on Perry’s upcoming album and the pop superstar told “Today,” that recent world events inspired her to release the tune before her album drops.
“I was inspired to finish it now rather than save it for (my upcoming) album because of the overall mood of the world today. 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.”
Perry went on to say, “I can’t think of a better example coming up than the Olympic athletes, as they gather together 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. Let’s be inspired. Let’s heal. Let’s unite and rise.”
Oh, ye of so little faith
Don’t doubt it, don’t doubt it
Victory is in my veins
I know it, I know it
And I will not negotiate
I’ll fight it, I’ll fight it
I will transform
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
This is no mistake, no accident
When you think the final nail is in; think again
Don’t be surprised, I will still rise
You could also hear a lot of Perry’s “Roar” on the campaign trail with Hillary Clinton.