Muse release new single ‘Survival,’ the official anthem of the 2012 London Olympic Games

The alternative rock band Muse has gained a reputation throughout the years for their epic, sprawling rock anthems with an arena feel. They’re one of the world’s most popular bands, they’ve garnered awards from every ceremony you could possibly name and now they’re representing the world and the 2012 London Olympics.

New song 'Survival' has been selected by the Olympics to be the main official song for the London 2012 Olympics

— muse (@muse) June 27, 2012

Muse's "Survival" serves as the official song for the 2012 Olympics. It will also appear on the band's new album.

— Consequence of Sound (@coslive) June 27, 2012

Getting the official song for the Olympics is quite an achievement, and it comes for a band that might have thought there weren’t many achievements left for it to dominate.

The song itself, titled “Survival,” is exactly what you’d expect from a Muse song; it’s big, loud and has that grandiose style that fits right in to a storyline of athletes competing all of their lives for this one event.

Fans from around the world have been voraciously tweeting about it since it was released:


— Lyle (@lyleoffmyspace) June 27, 2012

Only Bellamy could come up with this track, mother of God. GIVE ME THE ALBUM. #Muse

— charlie bowater (@charliebowater) June 27, 2012

Muse will never ever disappoint. Their music is flawless.

— danny (@r4dicaldanny) June 27, 2012

Okay, this new Muse song #Survival is epic. Olympics-sized epic, and Queen-ish, but…ohmahgawd.

— Adrian Garro (@adriangarro) June 27, 2012

Muse bringing the Queen influence hard on this new track.

— RockItOutBlog (@RockItOutBlog) June 27, 2012

Crazy new Muse song, definitely going to be played with Elton John #Muse

— Lois Miller (@Lois_Miller) June 27, 2012

You can’t please everyone, though:

New Muse song… eh. Hit & miss. The ending riff was pretty good but up until then it wasn't my thing personally.

— Christopher Nelson (@cpnelsonmusic) June 27, 2012

Haha apologies to anyone in my timeline who thinks I'm sad, I'm fine! I'm listening to the new Muse single on the radio and I hate it,is all

— Tania (@CherryMakes) June 27, 2012

The song is causing Muse madness and excitement is building for their sixth studio album, “2nd Law,” which will be released in the fall of this year.

Don’t just take everyone else’s word for it. Listen to the track for yourself!

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