The 2016 Summer Olympics begin in a little over two weeks in Rio, which means all those online invitations to “COME TO BRAZIL” will finally pay off. In honor of the upcoming Olympic games, Katy Perry slipped away from the high school cafeteria fight and released a power anthem called “Rise.” E! News says “Rise” will be used by NBC during their coverage of the games. It’s basically everything you’d expect from a Katy Perry song: motivational poster vocals and emotion on top of emotion. She also released a video for “Rise” which features a montage of Olympic athletes doing their athletic thing. It’s perfect to get people jacked up for the Olympics; it’s basically performance enhancing drugs in music form. Here it is, the song that you’ll either love or want to hit the mute button on your television during every NBC commercial break.
As for the song itself, “Rise” is Katy’s first release in three years and debuted on the TODAY show this morning. Katy also released a statement about “Rise” earlier today.
According to Katy, the song was “brewing inside” her for a while, but she decided to release it now rather than wait and save it for her album, because “now more than ever, there is a need for our world to unite.” She adds:
“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.”
Why do I get the feeling that Taylor Swift just called up NBC and cursed them out for giving the Olympic anthem to one of her arch enemies. Or maybe NBC did offer her the chance to write it, but they liked Katy’s message of unity more. “Sorry Taylor, but we feel your song ‘We’re the Best (The Rest of You are Unpopular Losers)’ just isn’t what we’re looking for right now.”
About that video, I’m actually a little surprised she didn’t end the video for “Rise” by riding in on the Rio Olympics mascot Vinicious while wearing American flag hotpants and a vinyl bra with two giant gold medals covering her tits. E! News says Katy and NBC are working on a spot featuring “Rise” that will be shown in movie theaters, so maybe she’s saving the gold medal bra for the big screen.