Muse track named official Olympics song
- Bang Showbiz
- 27 June 2012
This article is from 2012.
Muse's new single, 'Survival' has been named official song of the London Olympics for this summer
Muse's new single, 'Survival' is the official song of the Olympics.
The British trio's new track will be played when athletes enter the stadium, in the lead up to the medal ceremony and as the theme for all international TV coverage at this year's games, held in London, which start on July 27.
The song will be unveiled tonight (27.06.12) at around 19.30 GMT on BBC Radio 1 in the UK.
The band wrote on their website: "We are very excited to announce that a Muse song, 'Survival', has been selected by the London Olympic committee to be the main official song for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
"Matt [Bellamy, lead guitarist and singer] wrote the song with the Olympics in mind. It's about total conviction and pure determination to win.
"We are honoured that the Olympics have chosen our song to officially represent the London 2012 Olympic Games across the globe."
Muse - completed by bassist Chris Wolstenholme and drummer Dominic Howard - and are set to release their sixth album, 'The 2nd Law', in September and recently released a video preview in which they showcased a dubstep influenced sound.