The internet was buzzing yesterday in anticipation of the latest offering from the three British lads known as Muse. Originally rumored to be called “Unsustainable” the song has been confirmed to be titled “Survival.”

Premiering today on Britain’s BBC 1, the track from the band’s forthcoming album The Second Law has has been selected as the official song of this summer’s Olympic Games.

A statement on the band’s official website explained, “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.”

“We are honoured that the Olympics have chosen our song to officially represent the London 2012 Olympic Games across the globe.”

Listen to Muse “Survival” via iTunes here.

The 2nd Law will be Muse’s 6th studio album and is scheduled to be released on September 17th.

Jay Tilles / CBS Local


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