Muse frontman Matt Bellamy says that the band's new song “Survival,” which has been chosen as the main official song of the London 2012 Olympics, was originally going to be a duet with another artist.
“I got approached about a year ago to write this song for the Olympics and we were going to work on it with someone, I can't say who, a good pianist though,” Bellamy tells BBC Radio 1. “So I wrote this song with that in mind, that's why it's got a lot of guitar and piano at the same time, which normally I don't do.” Bellamy added that "Survival" is about “being completely determined to win, doing it against all the odds.”
According to a message on the band’s website, the track “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.”
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