Muse (Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard, and Chris Wolstenholme) are “proud parents” of their latest achievement. Why? Well, they now have “The London 2012 Olympic Games” to add to their bursting resumes. Yes! Muse have had their brand new song “Survival” adopted as the official song of the London 2012 Olympic Games!
“Survival” will be played throughout sports sessions in all London 2012 venues during the entire Games – when athletes enter the stadium, the lead up to the medal ceremonies, and it was said that the track can also be used by international broadcasters. The group appeared at the official London 2012 press conference, launching the “Rock The Games” music programme, which “Survival” is spearheading.
Wow. As if winning numerous awards (MTV Europe Music Awards x 5, Q Awards x 5, NME Awards x 8, Brit Awards x 2, Kerrang awards x 4) and chalking up not one, not two, but three Grammy nominations in their career as Muse’s lifespan! Right?
Upon the official announcement of “Survival”, Matt Bellamy (lead vocalist of the band) said, “It’s a huge homour to have the track chosen as such a major part of the London 2012 Olympic Games. I wrote it with the Games in mind as it expresses a sense of conviction and determination to win”.
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The track was played for the first time on 27th June 2012 (Wednesday) and is available for download on iTunes. Good job, guys!
For more information on the band, hit up their official website.