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Katy Perry Teases 'Rise' Music Video With Epic Trailer

by Sophie Schillaci 9:57 AM PDT, August 01, 2016
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Katy Perry is ready to "Rise."

The music video for Perry's newest single is due to drop on Aug. 4 and judging by a trailer released on Monday, the full video promises to be totally epic.

Perry battles the elements in the short sneak peek, ramping up the drama with a pink parachute strapped to her back.

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"Rise" has been chosen as the anthem for the 2016 Rio Olympics, which kick off on Aug. 5. 

"This is a song that's been brewing inside me for years, that has finally come to the surface," Perry said in a statement last month. "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."

Excited for the start of the games, the singer added, "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."

Just last week, Perry took her empowering message to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 31-year-old Hillary Clinton supporter performed "Rise" and her 2013 hit, "Roar," as she urged fans to get out and vote.

"On Nov. 8, you'll be just as powerful as any NRA lobbyist. You'll have as much say as any billionaire," she told the crowd. "Or you can just cancel out your weird cousin's vote if you'd like."

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