June 27, 2012 20:17

Muse unveil new single 'Survival' – listen

Band reveal the first taste of new album 'The 2nd Law'

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Muse debuted their bombastic new single 'Survival' earlier this evening on BBC Radio 1 - the track has now made it online. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to hear it.

Early fan reactions on YouTube see many pointing out the track's similarities to Queen, while 'randomguy123ish' states: "It's just one of those songs that makes you feel you can take on the world, oh Muse you've done it again!"

The band revealed earlier today (June 27) that the track has been chosen as the official song of the London 2012 Olympics and will be played when athletes enter the stadium, in the lead up to the medal ceremony and also as the theme for all international TV coverage.

The track, which the band have said is inspired by "total conviction and pure determination to win", is the band's first new material for over three years.

Writing about 'Survival', the band said: "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."

They continued: "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."

Muse will release their new album 'The 2nd Law' in September. The album is the follow-up to 2009's 'The Resistance' and has been recorded in London. Little has been revealed about the album so far, but bassist Chris Wolstenholme previously said that the band wanted to do "something radically different" on their new LP.

The Devon trio will play five shows across the UK in October. The gigs begin at Glasgow's SECC on October 24, before the band move onto London's O2 Arena for two shows on October 26 and 27. They then play Birmingham LG Arena on October 30 before finishing up at Manchester Arena on November 1.

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