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Olympic organizers may have tapped Paul McCartney and Blur for the opening and closing ceremonies of this summer’s games in London, but it’s Muse who will contribute the official song. As the band notes on its website, “Survival” is about “conviction and pure determination to win,” written with the Olympics in mind. It will be played throughout the Olympic 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 song will premiere later today on BBC Radio 1 and and will be available to buy on iTunes and in the band’s online store immediately afterwards.
Check back here for a stream. Update: You can stream it at 107.7 The End.
Speaking with BBC Radio 1, Muse said that “Survival” will also appear on its upcoming sixth studio album, The 2nd Law, which will be released on September 18th via Helium 3/Warner Bros.