Claws out: Katy Perry dropped a song the same night as Britney Spears.
We didn't see this one coming.
While we were laughing at Katy Perry's recent Taylor Swift shade, the pop star was readying a brand new single which premiered on iTunes tonight (July 14). The song is titled "Rise" and will be used to promote the summer Olympics. The mid-tempo burner will reportedly not make her upcoming studio album.
The song is slow-paced and sensual, featuring heavy beats and Perry's iconic soaring vocals. The message in "Rise" is clear: Taylor Swift, doubters, no one will stop Katy.
While we process this all, give it a listen on iTunes and watch the video below: