In case the “Victory is in my veins” of Katy Perry’s Olympic anthem “Rise” isn’t enough to motivate you, perhaps the just-released music video will do the trick.
At first we find the pop singer struggling with a parachute a la Will Smith in Independence Day, except without the alien.
She eventually does take flight, literally rising off the ground.
In a statement about the Olympics anthem, Perry said that now more than ever, there is a need for our world to unite.”
“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,” she wrote. “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.”