Today, the BBC announced that Bury, UK’s own Elbow will provide the theme to next year’s Olympics. Currently in the final stages of production, the track will be an original composition to be used in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, which are set to take place in London, UK next July. Frontman Guy Garvey issued a statement regarding the news, stating, “We are knocked out to be involved and it’s been quite a challenge. We have feelings of real responsibility as we will be the soundtrack to so many images of personal sacrifice and endeavour while the nation roots for and celebrates with Team GB.
Having been together for 20 years, the UK quintet received unanimous acclaim for their fourth LP, The Seldom Seen Kid, which won the Mercury Music Prize in 2008. This year, the band released its follow up, Build a Rocket Boys!, also to critical acclaim.
The 2012 Summer Olympic Games begin July 27th in London, UK. Stay tuned for more information regarding elbow’s track.