MUSE TO RELEASE TRACK AS ‘OFFICIAL OLYMPIC SONG’
Yes, you read correctly. There is to be an ‘official olympic song’ for London 2012, written by none other than our home-grown Muse. The band seems to be just about everywhere at the moment, and they’ve been known to take controversially bold steps in the past. But, is this a step TOO far? When does pushing the boundaries become a strain?
The news of the track’s existence and purpose was released earlier today; on the band’s official site, fans are told how ‘Survival’, the track chosen by the Olympic committee and written by Bellamy, shall be played “throughout the games”. This includes air time as the athletes arrive, when they enter the stadium, the lead up to the final closing ceremony, as well as the backing for all television coverage. As an admirer of their music, I cannot help but feel proud that we as a nation have such a definitive band to show off and call our own. But AS a fan, I can only hope that the repetitive nature of becoming an ‘official song’ doesn’t make me tune out for good.
It all depends on the track of course, and there’s a lot of pressure riding on Matt Bellamy’s shoulders right now (an entire nation’s worth). All that’s left to do is listen to the world exclusive, something that the band have also announced. ‘Survival’ will be aired tonight on BBC radio 1 at 7.30.
Will you be listening?