Embrace are to record the official England World Cup song, ’World At Your Feet’.
After speculation linking the track with bands including Kaiser Chiefs, the Football Association has this morning (March 28) confirmed Embrace will record the track, to be released prior to the World Cup.
The band were approached by the FA earlier this year and jumped at the chance to be part of the traditional World Cup preparations by writing a track for the team.
Lead singer Danny McNamara said: “The band can’t wait to get into the studio and record the new track. We think we’ve got a really good song and hopefully it will repeat the success of previous songs like New Order‘s ’World in Motion’.”
A spokesperson for the FA added: “The official England World Cup song has become something of an institution and it is really important that we have an original and exciting track. We’re confident that Embrace‘s song will capture the imagination of the fans and players alike.
“With only 75 days to go until England’s first game against Paraguay everybody has been asking who will get the gig. We’d like to think we’ve pulled off something of a coup by bagging such a great band and keeping it secret… until now.”
Bookmakers are making the track 1-9 to hit the number one spot when it is released. Embrace are currently at Number Two in the UK singles chart with ’Nature’s Law’.