'Survival' will receive its premiere on BBC Radio 1 tonight
The station will premiere the track at 7.30pm (BST) on Zane Lowe’s show. Rumours all week have suggested that the track would be called ‘Unsustainable’, ‘Supremacy’ or ‘The Award’. But the title has now been confirmed at Muse.mu.
The site confirms that the song has been chosen for the London 2012 games. A statement reads: “Matt wrote the song with the Olympics in mind. It’s about total conviction and pure determination to win.
“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.”
After the radio premiere, the track will be available to buy on iTunes and in the muse.mu store immediately afterwards.
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.