KATY PERRY COMPOSES NEW ANTHEM “RISE,” AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON APPLE MUSIC; Song to Serve as a Soundtrack for NBC Olympics’ Promotion & Coverage of the Rio Games

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July 15, 2016
 
KATY PERRY COMPOSES NEW ANTHEM “RISE,”
AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON APPLE MUSIC
 
Song to Serve as a Soundtrack for NBC Olympics’ Promotion & Coverage of the Rio Games

“Rise,” a new song composed and recorded by global icon Katy Perry, is available now exclusively for streaming at http://smarturl.it/KPriseAM and for download at http://smarturl.it/KPrise. Katy has created a powerful message of hope, an anthem of conviction, perseverance, and transformation. See below for lyrics.
NBC Olympics will use “Rise” leading up to and throughout the 2016 Rio Olympics, including within the network’s primetime coverage on Friday, August 5, the night of the Opening Ceremony. NBC Olympics and Katy collaborated on an original “Rise” cinema spot that will be seen in more than 20,000 movie theaters beginning today. An extended version of the spot will debut this morning on TODAY within the 8 a.m. ET hour.

“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,” said Katy Perry. “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. I hope this song can inspire us to heal, unite, and rise together. I am honored that NBC Olympics has chosen to use it as an anthem before and during the Rio Games.”
Katy Perry is the largest-selling digital artist in history with more than 10 billion streams worldwide. She is the most-followed person worldwide on social media. Katy made her Capitol Records debut with 2008’s One of the Boys and cemented her status as a global superstar with the follow-up album, Teenage Dream (2010). PRISM, her latest album, debuted at #1 on iTunes in 100 countries and has sold more than 11 million adjusted albums worldwide. With the singles “Firework” and “Dark Horse” each surpassing the 10 million threshold including song sales and streams, Katy is the first female artist to earn two RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards. She played to a total of two million people on the sold-out, 151-date Prismatic World Tour and headlined the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, which set a record as the most-watched Super Bowl halftime show ever.
 
“Rise” Lyrics: 

I won’t just survive
Oh, you will see me thrive
Can’t write my story
I’m beyond the archetype

I won’t just conform
No matter how you shake my core
‘Cause my roots they run deep, oh

Oh, ye of so little faith
Don’t doubt it, don’t doubt it
Victory is in my veins
I know it, I know it
And I will not negotiate
I’ll fight it, I’ll fight it
I will transform

When, when the fire’s at my feet again
And the vultures all start circling
They’re whispering, “You’re out of time”
But still I rise

This is no mistake, no accident
When you think the final nail is in
Think again
Don’t be surprised
I will still rise

I must stay conscious
Through the madness and chaos
So I call on my angels
They say

Oh, ye of so little faith
Don’t doubt it, don’t doubt it
Victory is in your veins
You know it, you know it
And you will not negotiate
Just fight it, just fight it
And be transformed

‘Cause when, when the fire’s at my feet again
And the vultures all start circling
They’re whispering, “You’re out of time”
But still I rise

This is no mistake, no accident
When you think the final nail is in
Think again
Don’t be surprised
I will still rise

Don’t doubt it, don’t doubt it
Oh, oh, oh, oh
You know it, you know it
Still rise
Just fight it, just fight it
Don’t be surprised
I will still rise

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