After sending some SERIOUS shade Taylor Swift’s way, Katy Perry surprised her fans last night by releasing a brand new song called ‘Rise’, which was reportedly produced by Max Martin.

The song will appear on her upcoming forth studio album, which does not have a release date yet.

‘Rise’ will be used by NBC Olympics as an anthem for the 2016 Rio Olympics, and Katy released a video featuring Olympic footage!

Katy spoke about the inspiration behind ‘RISE’ in a statement,

““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…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.”

Take a listen to ‘Rise’ and let us know what you think?

Katy wasn’t the only artist to release new music Thursday night, Britney Spears released her brand new single, ‘Make Me’ featuring G-Eazy. Take a listen to that HERE.

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