After Katy Perry released her standalone single Rise back in July, the inspirational song was prominently featured in NBC’s Olympics coverage. It was also cited by Pulse nightclub shooting survivor Tony Marrero as the anthem to his recovery. Who can forget Marrero’s emotional Ellen appearance earlier this month, which featured Perry herself? (If you haven’t seen it, grab some tissues!)
Eleven-year-old songstress, actress, and dancer Asia Monet Ray recently put her unique stamp on this modern classic. Her music video is rapidly approaching 100,000 views, and YouTube commenters – who aren’t typically known for their civility – are showering her with compliments! One compared Asia Monet to Rihanna, while several posited that the cover may be as good as or better than the original song.
Watch the music video below, and check out our August interview with Asia Monet Ray!
Make sure you stay in the loop when it comes to all things Asia Monet Ray by following this talented triple threat on Twitter and Instagram. You can also subscribe to her YouTube channel, which features a mix of Q&As, live performance videos, and other covers. Earlier this year, Asia’s cover of the seasonal classic Mary, Did You Know? racked up 500,000 YouTube views, and the video has logged more than 600,000 views as of the time of writing.