While it’s intended as a more personal statement on bouncing back, the Band Perry’s new song “Comeback Kid” is likely to resonate with any competitive athlete who’s ever faced defeat or been momentarily down and out. Some of the world’s best athletes got to hear it up close this morning when Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry visited the Today show’s set outside the Rio Games to give the first television performance of the song.
Dressed all in white with their band members in corresponding tan, the group begins with Kimberly Perry’s vulnerable grievances resolving into gritty determination. “Down for a minute, I’ll get up again/ Looks like a break but it’s just a bend,” they sing in harmony, while the camera pans around to athletes representing the United States at the Rio Games.
Previously, the Band Perry’s “Live Forever” was chosen as Team USA’s official song for the games and the group released an Olympics-themed version of the video to accompany it. “Comeback Kid” is the new single from the trio’s forthcoming album, the follow-up to 2013’s Pioneer.