Muse have revealed more about the official Olympics song which was premiered on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show yesterday evening (June 27th), revealing the track will be included on their new album ‘The 2nd Law‘.
Speaking to Zane Lowe, frontman Matt Bellamy explained he was approached with the idea of writing the London Olympic Games’ official anthem after already completing most of the work on ‘Survival‘.
“By then the song had developed, so we played the track to the Olympic people,” he said. “They loved it and asked if it could be the official tune. It was a sort of epic music idea, involving a choir and stuff.”
He added the rock trio wanted the lyrics to reflect ‘what it is to compete and be determined to win and against all the odds’, but to also show ‘the truthful part of the competitive side’.
Later, Bellamy disclosed some more details of their forthcoming sixth studio album, and revealed another, more stripped-back single is set to follow ‘Survival’ in the near future. “Obviously we are still in the process of finishing it,” he continued. “It’s very diverse, with a bigger emphasis on groove.”
“The other single is pretty stripped down and minimal. But the Olympic single, you can’t really go much further than that in terms of silliness, craziness and epicness.”Just Published: