When Muse announced their sixth LP The 2nd Law, its dubstep-infused trailer raised some pretty serious concerns. Today, the fans’ doubts were put to a test, as the band released the first song from the album, entitled Survival.
As NME reports, the track was written by frontman Matthew Bellamy for the 2012 London Olympic Games, which selected Survival as the event’s official song. Bellamy stated that “it’s about total conviction and pure determination to win.” Listen to the dubstep-free, Queen-influenced track below:
The band went on about the song, which debuted today on BBC’s Radio 1: “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. ”
Muse’s The 2nd Law is tentatively set for a Semptember 17th release.