Need to get pumped up to perform in the biggest athletics competition there is? Or maybe just need to get more enthused about sitting in front of the TV watching them? Then Muse has the ideal torch-carrying track for you! It’s “Survival,” off their upcoming LP The 2nd Law, and it has been chosen as the official theme for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. After hearing it, our guess is you’ll have one of two responses: 1) “Well, of course this was chosen as the theme, it could hardly be more perfect!” or 2) “Hey! How did they get Queen to record a new song for the Olympics?” Hear it below the jump.
With that sweeping intro, screeching electric guitars and lyrics, “It’s a race, but I’m gonna win,” Muse is clearly going for the gold on this one — “Survival” is not for the silver-and-bronze crowd.