Katy Perry Releases Rise, a 2016 Rio Olympics Anthem

July 15, 2016 11:41 AM

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Katy Perry Releases Rise, a 2016 Rio Olympics Anthem

The pop star released a new song, "Rise," at 11 p.m. ET Thursday. The track, which is available to download on iTunes and to stream on Apple Music, will be used as an anthem leading up to and throughout the 2016 Rio Olympics. "When, when the fire's at my feet again / And the vultures all start circling," she sings. "They're whispering, 'You're out of time' / But still I rise."

"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 singer-songwriter told E! News in a statement. "I know that ...

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