Devon trio's new anthem will be debuted tonight (June 27)
Muse have revealed that they have been chosen to provide the official song of the London 2012 Olympics.
The track, which is titled ‘Survival’, 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”, will be debuted on Radio 1 tonight (June 27) at 7.30pm (GMT).
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. The worldwide radio exclusive will be tonight on BBC Radio 1 around 19:30 and will be available to buy on iTunes and in the muse.mu store immediately afterwards.”
They continued further: “We are honoured that the Olympics have chosen our song to officially represent the London 2012 Olympic Games across the globe.”
Muse recently unveiled the trailer for their new studio album. To watch the trailer, which ends with the words ‘The 2nd Law’ and ‘September 2012’, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click.
The band’s new 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.