Muse have announced that their new song Survival has been chosen to be the main Olympics song this year. Survival will premiere today (June 27) on BBC Radio 1.
The official announcement on band’s official website reads:
“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 during Zane Lowe’s show 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.”
Previously it was reported by various sources that the new track is entitled Unsustainable, however, the new official announcement sets everything in its right place.
Survival will be available for purchase immediately after the premiere on Zane Lowe’s show.
Earlier this month Muse announced new album The 2nd Law, due out in September. You can watch the trailer below.