July 15, 2016 3:46 pm

Katy Perry returns with new inspirational Olympic anthem, ‘Rise’

WATCH: Katy Perry's new single, 'Rise,' written specifically for the 2016 Rio Olympics.


Katy Perry has released her new single, Rise, written specifically for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The song is available for purchase on iTunes and streaming on Apple Music. The Roar pop star has not released any new music since her 2013 album Prism.

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Perry’s new inspirational anthem will tie in with NBC’s coverage of the Olympic Games.

“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,” she sings.

The Dark Horse singer announced the good news to her 90 million Twitter followers at 11 p.m. on July 14:

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The next day, Perry shared a video with her Twitter followers to further explain the new single and her upcoming fifth studio album.

“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. “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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Artwork for the new track has also been released, featuring the Hot n Cold singer rising out of the water.

People on Twitter have a lot to say about Katy Perry’s new song.

You can listen to the new single in the video, above.

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