A new Muse song called "Survival" has been named as the official theme of the 2012 Olympic Games, which will take place in London this summer. The track made its premiere on BBC Radio One on Wednesday night (June 27th) and was also made available at iTunes. The tune has also been sent to U.S. radio stations following its U.K. debut. "Survival" will be played throughout the Games at all venues where events are being held, including the closing medal ceremonies. It will also be made available to international broadcasters to use during their coverage of the Games.
At a press conference for the Olympics held in London on Wednesday, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy said, "It's a huge honor 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."
It's not clear whether "Survival" will also be featured on Muse's upcoming sixth album, The 2nd Law, which is due out in September.
The first official single from that set, "Unsustainable," will be sent to rock radio in August. The new album will follow up 2009's The Resistance, which was Number One in 19 countries.