Katy Perry teases new video for Olympics, DNC song ‘Rise’

Singer Katy Perry performs during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

NASHVILLE (MEDIA GENERAL) — If anyone has cornered the market on catchy-yet-motivational pop songs, it’s definitely Katy Perry. The “Roar” and “Firework” songstress released yet another inspirational tune, “Rise,” just in time to serve as the soundtrack for some big national and international events.

On Monday she shared a trailer for the official music video, which comes out on Aug. 4, just in time for the opening ceremony in Rio on Aug. 5. Take a look:

In the clip, Perry struggles with a giant pink parachute. There’s no telling what will happen in the full video, but the song’s title might give eager fans a good hint.

“This is a song that’s been brewing inside of me for years that has finally come to the surface,” Perry said on her website. “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 reunite. I know that we can rise above the fear—in our country and around the world.”

Not only is it the official anthem for the 2016 Rio Olympics, she also dedicated it to Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton during her performance at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pa., on Thursday, July 28, 2016.

You can also watch Perry’s performance of “Rise” and “Roar” at the DNC:

Here is the official Rio Olympics promotional video for the song:

(Video courtesy:  NBC)

“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 of how we ALL can come together, with the resolve to be the best can be. I hope this song can inspire us to heal, unite, and rise together,” Perry said.

Love her inspirational message? Here are the lyrics so you can prep before the Olympics:

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

(Courtesy: Capitol Records)

You can listen to “Rise” on Spotify, and purchase it on iTunes or wherever music is sold.

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