While Olympic athletes are going for the gold, singer Katy Perry might be going for number one with her new single and Olympic anthem, “Rise.”
The pop singer’s latest single will be used during NBC’s coverage of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as a way to promote the games.
The music video for the song in comprised over highlights from past Olympic games and athletes training around the world for the upcoming Olympics.
Despite being made for the Olympics, the song contains some political undertones and subliminal messages beyond the games.
“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,” Perry told NBC. “”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 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.”
Intentions aside, the song will be featured on NBC leading up to and throughout the games.
The 2016 Rio Games are scheduled to run Aug. 5-21.
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