Muse reveal official Olympics song

2012-06-28 09:00
Los Angeles - 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 27 July.

The song was unveiled on Thursday at around 19.30 on BBC Radio 1 in the UK.

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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 - 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.

Listen to Muse's Survival here:


  • henri.lombard - 2012-06-28 09:57

    why so dark ?

  • DuToitCoetzee - 2012-06-28 10:16

    Let me think of a "classic" start that goes over to a bit of instrument sounds of the 80's/90's flowing into a mixture of Pink Floyd and Meatloaf done by band members of Alice Cooper. Sounds very "empty" to be be an official song for such a big event.

  • kelvyn.davidson.1 - 2012-06-28 10:21

    Big Muse fan but this just does not blow me away, seems a little over produced, very "Queen" Lyrics are a little forced IMO?

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-06-28 11:10

      Thanks kelvin. For a second I could not come on the Queen name and used the closes alternative. Not that anyone of us were far

  • daniel.lewis.338 - 2012-06-28 13:21

    Rubbish. Completely OTT - even Muse's recent standards. They've been pushing the boundaries of bombast for a few albums now - since, say, Absolution - and, more often than not, have managed to pull it off. With this 'song' they've stepped over the line. I won't be buying their next album if it's full of this sort of overblown crap... the kind that made Resistance their worst (and yet somehow most commercially successful) album to date.

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