Muse fully surrender themselves to their inner Queen in an operatically-inclined, rollicking single with hefty guitar and a huge backing chorus.. It works thematically and dramatically in its grandiosity. It's a fabulous adventure into noise filtered heavily by Muse's unique sound which goes beyond what Queen did.
It's rather easy to imagine the cast of thousands which will be called upon to recreate this song live in Olympic-scale stadium rock for opening or closing ceremonies in the London 2012 Olympics Summer Games. After far too many hommages to "O Fortuna" from Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana," hearing a triumphantly original track with all of Muse's noise is a breath of fresh air.
The track premiered on British radio on June 27th and will be used throughout the 2012 Games. "Survival" will be played throughout the sporting sessions in all London 2012 venues during the entire Games, when athletes enter the stadium, the lead up to the medal ceremonies and it will be made available for international broadcasters of the Olympic Ceremonies to use in their broadcasts.
"It's a huge honor to have the track chosen as such a major part of the London 2012 Olympic Games," said Muse's Matt Bellamy in a press release via email. "I wrote it with the Games in mind as it expresses a sense of conviction and determination to win."
The song is also the first track off of their upcoming album titled "The 2nd Law" which will hit shelves this coming September. Please "Survival" in the video with this article. And please check out www.muse.mu for more about the band. Please check out the slideshow which features shots from their appearance at LA Rising. For a full slideshow from that event, please check out: