Katy Perry Returns With Message Of Unity

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Pop superstar Katy Perry re-emerged Friday after a quiet spell with a song of unity as part of the television coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The singer — one of the most successful artists of her generation — offered her first new music since her blockbuster 2013 album “Prism” with the song “Rise.”
A midtempo electronic track, “Rise” takes on a triumphant tone befitting sports competitions, a change from the giddier pop feel of Perry’s biggest hits.
“When you think the final nail is in / Think again / Don’t be surprised / I will still rise,” Perry sings on the song.
The song will feature in the coverage of the Olympics opening ceremony on August 5 on NBC television, which has the lucrative contract to broadcast the Summer Games in the United States.
A video for “Rise” produced with NBC will also appear before movies in more than 20,000 cinemas across the United States, her label said.
Perry said the song had been “brewing” inside her for years but that she saw it as timely in light of troubles around the world.

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“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,” she said in a statement.
“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.”
Perry released the song Friday as an exclusive on Apple’s iTunes and the tech giant’s streaming service Apple Music.
At age 31, Perry has already achieved phenomenal success and is the most followed person on Twitter, with more than 90 million followers.
She has released a string of viral singles including “Roar,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).”
But Perry has had a comparatively quiet 2016 as she works on a new album.
She finished a 151-date global tour in October last year in Costa Rica, although she has since then performed to support Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

 

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11 Comments
  1. Lawal oladotun says

    Heart touching! You are welcome back katy perry

  2. Adeniyi Muhammad Adebayo says

    I hope it reflects on the world for good reasons

    1. OLUWAFEMI MOJISOLA says

      ye me too i also hope it reflects on the world for good reasons

  3. Adeniyi Abubakar Deji says

    Katy Perry can just do things for life in things

  4. Jonathan kefas says

    That’s very good of her influencing life

    1. Mojeed Olopade says

      its been of her since ages man

  5. Idebe Darlington says

    What a nice way to return, with a message of peace

  6. Olagunju Opeyemi says

    Lolz good start all the way, it’s friendly don’t take it too serious

  7. Samson sinda auta says

    So lovely and nice…. Thanks to her… The msg was so tourching.

    1. OLUWAFEMI MOJISOLA says

      yea, that was a very touching message i quite agree with that, and yea thanks to her the lovely hottie

  8. Mojeed Olopade says

    what else she could have returned with

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