Muse’s “Survival” Crowned Official Track of 2012 Olympics in London
Muse’s brand new song “Survival” has been crowned the official song of the 2012 Olympic Games in London this summer. The track will make its radio premiere tonight and will then be made available in iTunes shortly after. “Survival” will be blasted throughout all the sporting contests at the London 2012 Olympics when athletes enter the stadium, as well the lead-up track to the medal ceremonies. The song will also be made available for international broadcasters of the Olympic Ceremonies to use in their broadcasts.
The band appeared at the official London 2012 press conference today, launching the Rock The Games Music Program, which “Survival” is spearheading. “It’s a huge honor to have the track chosen as such a major part of the London 2012 Olympic Games,” said Muse vocalist/guitarist Matt Bellamy. I wrote it with the Games in mind as it expresses a sense of conviction and determination to win.”
Since forming in 1994, they have released five studio albums selling upwards of 15 million albums worldwide. The group’s last album, The Resistance, hit #1 in 19 countries around the world, and garnered the band the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. Muse will release their new studio album, The 2nd Law, in September and will embark on a world tour.