LISTEN: Muse releases Official London 2012 Olympics Song ‘Survival’

Muse performing at the Lands End Stage during the 2011 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival.

A new song by British band Muse was chosen as the official London 2012 Olympics song.

The newly-released tune “Survival” will play throughout the upcoming games, including while athletes enter the stadium and before medal ceremonies, and as the theme for all international TV coverage, according to Muse.

“[Lead singer] Matt [Bellamy] wrote the song with the Olympics in mind. It’s about total conviction and pure determination to win,” the announced said on its website.

Olympic organizers will still announce four other commissioned songs before the games begin. The other official songs are expected to be from Dizzee Rascal, Chemical Brothers, Delphic, and Sir Elton John in collaboration with Pnau, according to What’s Trending.

The more-than-five-minute song by Muse is available on iTunes. It has also been uploaded to YouTube, where you can listen to it below.


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