Is Katy Perry Writing a Song For Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign?April 19, 2015
We don’t know, but it wouldn’t surprise us.
This just in, in mostly insane but partially brilliant rumors, Katy Perry may be penning a hit for Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid.
Those of you who believe that politics and music shouldn’t mix might want to look away now because multiple news outlets are claiming that Katy Perry is throwing her weight behind Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in her 2016 bid for the White House.
After Perry and Clinton exchanged kind words on Twitter last June, speculation has been abound that Katy would lend her considerable influence to Clinton’s campaign. After attending a book signing for the former first-lady, Perry tweeted, “I told Hillary Clinton that I would write her a “theme” song if she needs it…” with Clinton’s social media correspondent replying, “Well that’s not a Hard Choice. You already did! Keep letting us hear you Roar”.
Katy Perry’s 2013 number 1 “Roar” was used in a video during the Ready for Hillary super PAC last March, which is presumably what team Clinton were referring to in their tweet, but since Hillary Clinton announced her bid for presidency fresh rumors have cropped up claiming that Katy may be writing a whole new track in an effort to get younger voters interested in politics and voting for Clinton.
This is by no means the first time musicians have used their position and status to get their demographics into voting booths, initiatives like Rock the Vote have been established since the ’80s, but it may be the first time in recent memory that an artist has supported a presidential candidate in song as well as in speech.
Could Perry pull off a rousing political anthem? Probably, yes. Katy’s an adept songwriter and slightly-saccharine inspirational pop music is her forte (think “Roar” and “Firework”) so this would most likely be a good fit. She’s also fairly controversy free and mostly PG-13, which would undoubtedly be appealing to a presidential campaign aiming to distance itself from the *** scandal that tarred Bill Clinton’s term in office.
There’s no word yet as to whether the situation will actually come to pass but it’s something we should wholeheartedly support. With only 41.2% of young people casting a vote in the 2012 election anything that gets 18-24 year olds re-engaged with politics is a good thing.
Of course Katy will have her work cut out for her if she wants to best this political tour de force…