Katy Perry – Rise Review
Alright ladies and Gentlemen, the most anticipated song of 2016 has just hit the charts with a bang like no other. The sensational and drop dead pop icon Katy Perry; has released her much awaited single Rise – the official anthem for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.
Unlike her previous works, Rise comes after a brief hiatus from music, spanning a couple of years. Regardless of the break from music, Katy teams up with Max Martin and Savan Kotecha to compose Rise; which will be used throughout NBC’s coverage of the Rio Olympics.
In addition to having some chart shattering songs like “Roar” in her bag of platinum sellers, Perry is not new to the concept of ‘mood uplifting’ and she perfects that through Rise.
The track comes at a time, where the world requires a moral boost to stand up from the usual scenes of horrific gore on our televisions and news lately. According to a statement by Perry, she refused to keep the song held up for her next album “because now more than ever, there is a need for our world to unite”
On the charts the song has been devastating opponents by entering at a direct No.14 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, the song is currently toping the ARIA charts at No.1. “Rise” has become Perry’s 20th entry in the UK Singles Chart top 75 at No.25.
While the Rio Olympics is gaining a lot of momentum, the pace Rise has witnessed is absolutely phenomenal and surely going to set the bar very high nonetheless.
Albeit Rise is crafted as an inspirational sport themed anthem, the track offers much more than the purpose it is linked too. Solid and meaningful lyrics, like “I won’t just conform. No matter how you shake my core. Cause my roots they run deep, oh” signify a deep self-realization in order to rise again. Achieving that through her strong and deep vocals perfectly blending with an energetic key-synth melody.
The striking part with Rise, there is no high chorus’s or climaxes, it just continues to grow strength and builds a continued progression.
Regardless of what Perry achieved with ‘Roar’, that song was more instrumentation. On the contrary, Rise is a memorable lyrical emotion, that’ll survive past the Olympics and become any average person’s boost up song.
Check out the music video, which was released on July 15, 2016. Featuring existing videos of athletes from the previous Olympics. The video gels the greatest moments of an Olympians past, while perfectly complementing the song.