My twitter feed practically blew up last night as news broke of a new Muse track being premiered today (Jun. 27th) on Zane Lowe's Radio One show. Every one was a little suspect though as there was no official word from the band regarding it. Today the news has been made official and contrary to reports that "Unsustainable" was said track it is in fact "Survival". Writing on the official Muse.mu site the bad said:
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 during Zane Lowe's show 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.
After the track is played at 7:30pm (2:30 pm EST) this evening it'll be instantly available for download here. It's to be the first single from the band's newly announced 6th album The 2nd Law set for release on September 17th.