Katy Perry has released a new song, but it’s not one of the Grammy-winning singer’s typical pop tunes. Perry has released the power ballad “Rise,” which will be used as the theme for NBC’s broadcast of the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympic games in Rio.

A comeback for Katy

“Rise” is Katy Perry’s first new song since she released her 2013 album Prism, which featured her mega hit “Roar.” Nearly three years later, “Rise” is being touted as Perry’s comeback song. The powerful new song is produced by music mastermind Max Martin.

The accompanying video to “Rise” includes a dramatic montage of past Olympic athletes competing for the gold.

The timing for the new song worked out for Katy Perry, who said a in a statement that the song “Rise” has been “brewing” inside of her for years. The pop princess said the upcoming Olympics—and the current state of the world— inspired her to finish writing and recording the song now instead of holding on to it for her next album. Perry said that with all of the turmoil going on in the world right now, “there is a need for our world to unite,” and that the Olympic athletes in Rio can be a great example for everyone as they are healing and uniting together.

In her statement, Perry said she is “honored” that the network has chosen her song to be used as an anthem during the Olympic games, which will be watched worldwide."I hope this song can inspire us to heal, unite, and rise together," Katy said of “Rise.”

Spreading the news

Katy Perry shared news of her new song on her social media accounts when it was first released. The singer has 90 million Twitter followers alone, so word spread fast.

Fan reaction has been overwhelmingly positive to the song, so expect that this will be another Katy Perry mega hit.Katy Perry fans have been waiting for some new music from the singer, and the 2016 Olympics seems to be the perfect occasion for her to drop the “Rise” single. While Perry released a one-off Christmas song, “Every Day Is a Holiday” last fall, her new song is coming just in time and it is giving fans even more reasons to celebrate.

Katy Perry’s new song “Rise” will be used throughout NBC’s coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympic games, and it will be featured prominently by the network during the August 5th opening ceremony. But weeks before the 2016 Summer Olympics kick off, “Rise” is already a victory for Katy Perry.For now, fans can listen to “Rise” on iTunes and Apple Music.

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