Rock band Muse have been chosen by the London Olympic Committee to provide the official song of the 2012 Olympic Games. The song is called “Survival”. Muse’s website revealed the news yesterday. In honor of the occasion, frontman Matt Bellamy wrote a statement explaining the the song’s meaning and significance, while also expressing the band’s appreciation for being chosen by the London Olympic Committee.
“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 wrote the song with the Olympics in mind. It’s about total conviction and pure determination to win.
The song will be played throughout the Games including when athletes enter the stadium, in the lead up to the medal ceremony and also as the theme for all international TV coverage. The worldwide radio exclusive will be tonight on BBC Radio 1 around 19:30 and will be available to buy on iTunes and in the muse.mu store immediately afterwards
We are honoured that the Olympics have chosen our song to officially represent the London 2012 Olympic Games across the globe.”
Check Out Muse’s “Survival” below.
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