By Huntress Thompson
The official song of the London 2012 Olympics has been announced:
It’s by UK new prog darlings Muse, and it’s called Survival.
Here they are jogging with the torch. One of them is especially excited.
Survival will be played for the first time on South African airwaves this afternoon, 28 June 2012, on 5FM. (That’s as specific as we can get right now.) It’s also in the YouTube video below.
The band have long been renowned for the theatricality of their songs, prompting one NME reviewer to describe their Knights of Cydonia single as “Our generation’s Bohemian Rhapsody.”
It was revealed this morning that Survival will spearhead the Olympics’ Rock The Games initiative.
Said lead singer/guitarist/Kate Hudson’s baby daddy Matt Bellamy at a press conference this morning:
“It’s a huge honour to have the track chosen as such a major part of the London 2012 Olympic Games. I wrote it with the Games in mind as it expresses a sense of conviction and determination to win”.
Visit the official Muse site for more.
In the vacuum between dark and light, Siouxsie Sioux and Emmylou Harris, Amelie and Travis Bickle, Huntress Thompson is an idiot lost, and reporting from the field. If you’re after irrational, impassioned rants about cupcakes and Johnny Cash (and you probably aren’t), she’s grumpy, but she’s your girl.