Katy Perry Releases New Single for Summer Games in Rio

Surprise! The pop star just released her first new single in two years.

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The singer released the song “Rise” just in time for this summer’s Olympics in Rio, and it's inspired a powerful video featuring some of the Olympics’ biggest stars.

"This is a song that's been brewing inside me for years, that has finally come to the surface," Perry said in a statement. "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.”