Don’t get too excited, as this song was most likely written specifically for the London Olympics. Seemingly unknown if this will actually be a part of 2nd Law, however, its new, and it’s Muse, so enjoy
Warner Brothers Records writes:
We are very excited to announce that a Muse song, “Survival”, has been selected by the London Olympic committee to be the main official song for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Matt wrote the song with the Olympics in mind. It’s about total conviction and pure determination to win.
The song will be played throughout the Games including when athletes enter the stadium, in the lead up to the medal ceremony and also as the theme for all international TV coverage. The worldwide radio exclusive will be tonight on BBC Radio 1 around 19:30 and will be available to buy on iTunes and in the muse.mu store immediately afterwards.
We are honoured that the Olympics have chosen our song to officially represent the London 2012 Olympic Games across the globe.
Muse’s forthcoming album, The 2nd Law will be out worldwide 9/18!
Update: The International Olympic Committee just released this new official video for the song. You may have to view the video on YouTube if it doesn’t work on our site.
Muse reveals album cover for 2nd Law, along with the track listing:
The tracklisting for ‘The 2nd Law’ is as follows: