New Muse Single Announced as Official Track of 2012 Olympics

Alternative rock giants Muse have today announced both the name of their new single, and that the single itself will act as the official track for the 2012 London Olympics commencing on the 27th July.

The news that Muse’s new single would be play on BBC Radio 1, was reported just yesterday, and after a great deal of speculation as to what the new song was called, (candidates included Unsustainable, Supremacy and The Award), the official title has been announced as Survival. In a statement on the band’s official website earlier, it was confirmed that the song had been written with the Olympics in mind, stating “Matt wrote the song with the Olympics in mind. It’s about total conviction and pure determination to win.”

The song is part of an extensive list of songs put forward as a tracklist to the games, but Survival will be the leading number, the official single of the games. On how the track would be used the statement on the band’s site read:

“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… We are honoured that the Olympics have chosen our song to officially represent the London 2012 Olympic Games across the globe.”

The single will be made immediately available following tonight BBC Radio 1 premiere, on both the band’s site and iTunes. If you want to listen live to the event, the song will debut on Zane Lowe’s show, at 7.30pm.

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