WATCH: Katy Perry Inspires Fans Around the World in New Video for Her Olympic Anthem 'Rise'
"Through the blood, sweat (lots of it), and tears, we keep rising," Perry tweeted
If the Olympics gave out gold medals for taking flight in a parachute, Katy Perry would most definitely earn one.
Along with empowering lyrics, the pop star delivered stirring visuals for her Olympic anthem “Rise.” In the music video, which was released on Thursday, Perry, 31, endures a treacherous journey in the desert all while sporting a large red parachute on her back.
After multiple trials and withstanding great obstacles, the singer literally rises when she takes flight in her parachute.
“Through the blood, sweat (lots of it), and tears, we keep rising,” Perry described the clip on Twitter.
The 13-time Grammy nominee surprised Katy Cats when she released the single in July.
“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 the album, because of the overall mood of the world today,” Perry said of her song on Today, following the horrific Bastille Day attack in France. “Now more than ever, there is a need for our world to unite.”