Watch the video for Belle and Sebastian’s new Olympics song

The Scottish seven-piece love the Games so much that they've written its unofficial song

Belle and Sebastian have released a new song that’s been specially written for the Olympics.

The band have today (August 10) released ‘Olympic Village, 6am’ in tribute to the current Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, citing their love for “the Olympic ideal” as the inspiration for writing the song.

“Belle and Sebastian dig the Olympics, love the Olympic ideal, love that the world gets together for a big ‘sports day’ once every four years,” frontman Stuart Murdoch said in the new song’s press release. “We can’t be part of it, though we’d like to be. So we recorded a piece of music with Rio In mind: specifically the Track and Field.”

The new song is accompanied by a video, which features archive shots of Olympics past – including footage of Jess Ennis, Greg Rutherford and Usain Bolt winning their gold medals at the 2012 Olympics in London.

Watch the video below.

Back in June, the Scottish seven-piece released a box-set of the seven singles from their time on Jeepster Records.