Muse write song for Olympics
2012-06-27 by Jacob R. STAFF | 134 Comments
Alternative rock group Muse have written a new song titled "Survival", a track which has been selected as the
official London 2012 Olympic Games song. Matthew Bellamy "wrote the song with the Olympics in mind. It's
about total conviction and pure determination to win."
"Survival" will be premiered on BBC Radio 1 at about 19:30 tonight (June 27), and will then be available for
purchase on both iTunes and Muse's official website.

Here's the band's official statement regarding the song's release:
http://muse.mu/news/article/785/muse-write-official-song-for-the-olympics/

And here's the song, in all its controversial splendor:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnzXI7zWmko&feature=related
Tagged: Muse

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Ending
June 27th 2012
1917 Comments


A few years ago I would've been really excited for this. Now, eh.

johnnydeking29
June 27th 2012
9236 Comments


Fuck you for stealing the comment that I was about to write before I saw this

Digging: Kayo Dot - Coffins On Io

Fieryfenderz
June 27th 2012
1459 Comments


Fuck both of you for fucking each other.

johnnydeking29
June 27th 2012
9236 Comments


Fuck you for fucking all of us again

sixdegrees
June 27th 2012
17205 Comments


eh, i'm still looking foward to the new song.

Digging: Ted Nugent - Shutup&jam!

Deadwing42
June 27th 2012
140 Comments


fuck you all for starting this fucking orgy

Sleaper
June 27th 2012
3407 Comments


well this is definatley not cool. this band sucks

Digging: Panda Bear - Mr Noah

IMZA1793
June 27th 2012
843 Comments


Fuck you all.

johnnydeking29
June 27th 2012
9236 Comments


Classic m/ quote, robb flynn ftw

Owantjaaaa
June 27th 2012
3335 Comments


no
repeat after me
muse good
last album bad

Digging: Unwound - Leaves Turn Inside You

johnnydeking29
June 27th 2012
9236 Comments


^this, showbiz was kinda meh though

IMZA1793
June 27th 2012
843 Comments


sunburn was the only decent song from that album. The resistance was awful though.

Owantjaaaa
June 27th 2012
3335 Comments


I like Uno and Sober

KatatoNick
June 27th 2012
128 Comments


It could be worse, they could have Dappy doing a 'duet' with Thom Yorke.

johnnydeking29
June 27th 2012
9236 Comments


muscle museum and escape were the only decent songs, but resistance blew

AShoegazer
June 27th 2012
24 Comments


This clip is sex:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9k0iaK8bSE

Preview of Survival.

KatatoNick
June 27th 2012
128 Comments


Escape is indeed a great song.

JohnFire
June 27th 2012
200 Comments


I expect a lot of
WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB
Bellamy jerking of on his guitar.
Poppy chorus.

Repeat all of the above.

IMZA1793
June 27th 2012
843 Comments


to be honest, i really don't know what to expect from this band anymore. After that (joke?) trailer they released not to long ago, i don't care too much anymore.

johnnydeking29
June 27th 2012
9236 Comments


You forgot *pretentious, awkward classical moments*

johnnydeking29
June 27th 2012
9236 Comments


And I hope SO BAD that trailer was a joke...


...or I would if I cared about them atm

AShoegazer
June 27th 2012
24 Comments


This site is full of pretentious wankers.

sixdegrees
June 27th 2012
17205 Comments


their last album sucked, sure, but that doesn't mean that they can't turn it around. Come on, guys.

johnnydeking29
June 27th 2012
9236 Comments


Yes @AShoegazer

Tyrael
June 27th 2012
20901 Comments


will probably suck but fingers crossed

AShoegazer
June 27th 2012
24 Comments


It's a joke. Muse releases an average album and all the sudden they're ripped to shreds? This website is just full of douchebags. They were all ripping on the Pumpkins, Oceania is released, it gets a 3.8 on average.

This website just chews bands and music up and spits them out. It's worse than Pitchfork. Flavor of the month.

And Thrice.

I POSTED A 30 SECOND CLIP, hello

IMZA1793
June 27th 2012
843 Comments


You should take everything that's written here with a grain of salt.

Owantjaaaa
June 27th 2012
3335 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9k0iaK8bSE

sounds good

Da11thMytrillSphere
June 27th 2012
546 Comments


I don't know what I should expect, If they didn't have realeased resistance and the joke trailer with the robot my expectations could be higher.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
June 27th 2012
50587 Comments


The Olympics are almost as pointless as Muse, makes perfect sense

Digging: Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
June 27th 2012
10288 Comments


"This website just chews bands and music up and spits them out. It's worse than Pitchfork. Flavor of the month."

Then why are you here?

But yeah, I'm unsure about this one.

KILL
June 27th 2012
71965 Comments


fuck this

Digging: Exodus - Blood In, Blood Out

johnnydeking29
June 27th 2012
9236 Comments


"The Olympics are almost as pointless as Muse, makes perfect sense"
Yeh

420jj666funk69money
June 27th 2012
7 Comments


butthole>muse

Synthestration
June 27th 2012
61 Comments


Fingers crossed this band hasn't gone totally down the crapper. Not sure how much faith I have in this though.

bloc
June 27th 2012
34925 Comments


Curious to hear it

KILL
June 27th 2012
71965 Comments


lol

bloc
June 27th 2012
34925 Comments


lol because you'll listen to it too

KILL
June 27th 2012
71965 Comments


dont stop believin bro

AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
June 27th 2012
7363 Comments


Oh boy, Matt Bellamy haters are going to have a field day with this.

Personally I like it.

lucazade22
June 27th 2012
532 Comments


It's quite pompous

Tyrael
June 27th 2012
20901 Comments


OH GOD WHY

this is seriously bad

AShoegazer
June 27th 2012
24 Comments


I love this song. It's so freaking awesome. Little over the top and self-righteous but fantastic. They don't take themselves too seriously. It's so heavy.

Spherallic
June 27th 2012
10 Comments


The intro to the actual song itself (not the awesome prelude) is boooooooring, and the rest of the song is okay-ish to good.

I am disappoint.

Digging: Hammock - The Sleepover Series, Volume 2

Tyrael
June 27th 2012
20901 Comments


for those who missed it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt__jKWoYH8

KILL
June 27th 2012
71965 Comments


It's so heavy.

almost dm? link wont work for me

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
June 27th 2012
10288 Comments


Wow wut.

Every aspect of this song is so overdone.

johnnydeking29
June 27th 2012
9236 Comments


I listened. It was even worse than the 2nd law trailer. Fucking dreadful.

AShoegazer
June 27th 2012
24 Comments


Nope.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
June 27th 2012
10288 Comments


"I listened. It was even worse than the 2nd law trailer."

Hey now!

johnnydeking29
June 27th 2012
9236 Comments


I actually kinda enjoyed the strings in the 1st half of the trailer. This was just awful

sixdegrees
June 27th 2012
17205 Comments


dear god, that was terrible. I guess this is what I get for being optimistic. The last minute or so had some promise, but other than that it was a mess.

Synthestration
June 27th 2012
61 Comments


It would be "inoffensively OK" if it wasn't so cheesy and ridiculously over-the-top.

paxman
June 27th 2012
4084 Comments


Who the fuck is Muse?

Graveyard
June 27th 2012
5756 Comments


bigger doesn't always equal better

Digging: Nurse With Wound - Spiral Insana

Synthestration
June 27th 2012
61 Comments


"Who the fuck is Muse?"

Dunno. Is that Frasier I see in your avatar?

AShoegazer
June 27th 2012
24 Comments


It's for the Olympics, chill out. It's an over-the-top anthem.

WeepingBanana
June 27th 2012
10188 Comments


Origin of Symmetry is still a good album

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
June 27th 2012
50587 Comments


The Olympics: Tricking people into watching weird sports they don't care about for some reason since 1790 or whenever idk

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
June 27th 2012
22014 Comments


Muse fans being morons again

Digging: Freddie Gibbs and Madlib - Pinata

newjunkaesthetic93
June 27th 2012
1871 Comments


Matt Bellamy is like Bono, a total prick whose band I would like if only he wasn't in it.

edit: holy shit this is awful! those lyrics make "Call Me Maybe" sound like "A Day In The Life".

DuMont
June 27th 2012
84 Comments


Errrgh I fucking hate times of British pride when they collate what they perceive to be our cultural greats and parade them one after another in one huge mediocre flag-waving shitefest. As if the Jubilee show wasn't awful enough, now it's the fucking olympics. "I'm Paul McCartney and I use my music to support the institution". Fuck you Paul McCartney.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
June 27th 2012
23909 Comments


oh Muse

Digging: RATKING - So It Goes

AShoegazer
June 27th 2012
24 Comments


Sorry, Anarchist that I like Muse in the way that the pretentious wankers on here enjoy Thrice.

cyLOL
June 27th 2012
50 Comments


Hey, it's pretty good... with three fingers in your ass to distract you.

Haha, jk I didn't listen. But I did go three knuckles deep. Probably better than the song anyway.

DarthMann
June 27th 2012
13816 Comments


you can tell its been made for the olympics it sounds so forced lol

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
June 27th 2012
20857 Comments


The lyrics should have been:

"Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi"

;-)

DarthMann
June 27th 2012
13816 Comments


the clip shouldve involved a mexican wave and the scores from the recent test series against India

ADAMWD
June 27th 2012
93 Comments


Last minute or so was pretty good. The rest isn't necessarily bad, I just feel like a douche while listening to it.


Apollo
June 27th 2012
10336 Comments


terrible fucking song

I had no reason to watch any of the olympics in the first place but this is shit

The only bit of promise in this song is the downtuned guitar work which hasn't really been heard since Black Holes..

AShoegazer
June 27th 2012
24 Comments


awesome fucking song

I had no reason to watch any of the olympics in the first place but this is great

the only bit of suck in this song is the opening piano which is similar to I Belong to You...

CelestialDust
June 27th 2012
3155 Comments


for all of those that have ever wondered what it sounded like for freddie mercury to take a gigantic dump, here you go

fuckthatnoise
June 27th 2012
1479 Comments


not sure whats funnier, that song or AShoegazer's attempts at defending it.

Lakes.
June 27th 2012
28466 Comments


band hasnt been good since 2006


Digging: Scott Walker and Sunn O))) - Soused

YankeeDudel
June 27th 2012
9313 Comments


Beginning sucked but the end/solo or whatever was alright. Obviously over the top for the Olympics.

Digging: The The - Soul Mining

paxman
June 27th 2012
4084 Comments


"Last minute or so was pretty good."

This. The last minute was awesome, but everything preceding that was some of the worst shit I've ever heard in my life.

DarthMann
June 27th 2012
13816 Comments


might listen to the end
but this probably (hopefully) won't be the pretentious bullshit they put out for the 2nd law

DarthMann
June 27th 2012
13816 Comments


*as the second law
i mean it sounds as though they forced themselves to make some gay soft rock song for the olympics
they need to go back to being energetic, and atleast kinda heavy

Fieryfenderz
June 28th 2012
1459 Comments


Honestly stylistically it was almost a return to form.

Lyrically it was shit covered in shit with shit on top of that shit. All mixed in with shit.

Lunarfall
June 28th 2012
3179 Comments


now if they just went back to doing what they do in the last minute of that song full time then all would be well

AShoegazer
June 28th 2012
24 Comments


not sure whats funnier, that song or fuckthatnoise's attempts at being witty


sixdegrees
June 28th 2012
17205 Comments


you're still here?

SwayzeFaced
June 28th 2012
349 Comments


aka the background music for Michael Phelps new Subway commercial.

MeatSalad
June 28th 2012
14712 Comments


This is really, really mediocre.

Digging: Flying Lotus - You're Dead!

tombits
June 28th 2012
3470 Comments


truly a piece of shit

Satellite
June 28th 2012
20826 Comments


Today in "England Tries its Hardest to Fuck Up the Olympics"

Puzzles
June 28th 2012
3065 Comments


Here's the whole song. I hate this fucking guy's voice more than ever. Can't believe these guys used to be my favourite band.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnzXI7zWmko&feature=related

Puzzles
June 28th 2012
3065 Comments


Riffs are boring, choirs are tacky, stringed sections are cheesy, pretty much the same drum beat throughout, lyrics are on par with something off a Nickelback record and Bellamy's voice is just about the worst part of this whole wreck of a song. The most tragic aspect of this entendre of travesties is that some people will actually like this. Somebody tie me a fucking noose

VanitySeason
June 28th 2012
396 Comments


this is repulsively fucking gay, sounds like an overtly homosexual version of Queen



and did someone actually say it's heavy

Satellite
June 28th 2012
20826 Comments


are you implying that queen wasn't overtly homosexual? cuz uhh....

JViney
Staff Reviewer
June 28th 2012
322 Comments


Wasn't the last Muse album about not listening to those in authority because, erm, lizard people/NWO/illuminati/JFK/HAARP/chemtrails etc? Then they go and do a song for the fucking Olympics? Excellent.

Satellite
June 28th 2012
20826 Comments


i work with a dude who subscribes to the chemtrails theory. shit's hilarious.

JViney
Staff Reviewer
June 28th 2012
322 Comments


I knew somebody who told me, keeping a straight face, that the world's ruling elite "really, really are" blood-thirsty lizards. His literal argument was "Well, you can't prove they're NOT, can you?"

North0House2
June 28th 2012
5877 Comments


This sucks. I have a feeling these Olympics will be really dull for some reason. I don't know why... This further confirms my suspicions.

Should've been GY!BE. How epic would it have been to have Storm playing while they were going about the opening ceremony.

Digging: Ef - Ceremonies

DarthMann
June 28th 2012
13816 Comments


listen to absolution and all is well

DarthMann
June 28th 2012
13816 Comments


godammit i hate you bellamy you make me so sad

North0House2
June 28th 2012
5877 Comments


I remember the good ol' days when I had no clue who Muse was, yet loved the crap out of Ten Kens, Built to Spill, and Superchunk. I guess I never really branched out when I was a freshman.

Then this kid told me about Muse, and I liked them for about a week.

DarthMann
June 28th 2012
13816 Comments


listen to absolution or showbiz both rule

Sirob
June 28th 2012
2653 Comments


what you meant to say was absolution and origin of symmetry rule

DarthMann
June 28th 2012
13816 Comments


i dont get what people are saying about the ending it sucks as much as everything else

swaggie
June 28th 2012
1 Comments


that was so cheesy jesus christ

Owantjaaaa
June 28th 2012
3335 Comments


I kinda like it, but the lyrics and backing vocals suck

InertiaCreeps
June 28th 2012
33 Comments


Fucking brits. Who the fuck do they think they are.
Piddly little countries like britain shouldn't be allowed to host events like this, NYC should have got it.

Puzzles
June 28th 2012
3065 Comments


What hurts most is that we're in the fucking minority.....

CoConi
June 28th 2012
48 Comments


See it from this point: If Bellamy tries a bit harder, we won't need a Freddie Mercury hologram.
Still hoping that the rest of the album is a bit more different and not so self-indulgent and somewhat cheesy.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
June 28th 2012
10288 Comments


Added the song link to the news article now, should make it easier for you guys

JViney
Staff Reviewer
June 28th 2012
322 Comments


This song is actually terrible.

SleepyJack
June 28th 2012
198 Comments


It really is awful. I don't know what happened to Matt Bellamy, he just fucking lost it.

c0ffee
June 28th 2012
280 Comments


"race, is a race."

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
June 28th 2012
7026 Comments


fuck this band

SleepyJack
June 28th 2012
198 Comments


They used to be good

novanebula361
June 28th 2012
25 Comments


It's a good song, but it's not up to par for Muse. The lyrics are pretty bad.

BonRurgundy
June 28th 2012
352 Comments


This is like a deja vu of the Say Anything situation on a much larger scale, with the band that has so much potential
making a cheesy downward spiral for the worst. I still want to love Muse... WHY MATT BELLAMY WHY?

SleepyJack
June 28th 2012
198 Comments


you would though wouldn't you

JohnFire
June 28th 2012
200 Comments


I expected a horrible song and I think it's good. Better than almost any song off of their last album. I don't think it's too cheesy, the overblown epicness are what makes the song.

Soaringmuse
June 28th 2012
121 Comments


Sweet Jesus so many haters on here. "Overdone..." "pointless..." Bunch of fookin hipsters. This is not their best work by far but neither is it bad. It'll make for a good Olympics song and give them the exposure in a better way Coldplay did (Para-para-paradise MX album)

Da11thMytrillSphere
June 28th 2012
546 Comments


After hearing this inconsistent track I asked to myslef .Who the hell is this impostor and what he did with the real Matthew Bellamy?

withateethuh
June 28th 2012
88 Comments


I like it. Its definitely a step up from the trainwreck of an album that last one was.

SleepyJack
June 28th 2012
198 Comments


"she's a major whore who's flat chested and not attractive." Still would

MeatSalad
June 28th 2012
14712 Comments


Even my mom thought this was shit

Sanders
June 29th 2012
2353 Comments


Just heard this. What the fuck. I'm sick of him shitting all over their legacy

mansondanzels
June 29th 2012
98 Comments


Well, that was disappointing. I didn't expect much, though.

Satellite
June 30th 2012
20826 Comments


lol at muse having a legacy. they were always just a low-rent radiohead knockoff.

Sanders
June 30th 2012
2353 Comments


meh, well I always enjoyed origin of symmetry and absolution

AShoegazer
July 6th 2012
24 Comments


lol radiohead is fucking overrated garbage

Storm In A Teacup
July 6th 2012
13161 Comments


finally heard this and what the heck am I hearing lol

johnnydeking29
July 6th 2012
9236 Comments


Worst song ever, ever, ever wankfuckwhywouldtheydothisfuckyoumattyoufuckingegocentricfucking twat

Cosmiche
July 6th 2012
330 Comments


i like it

someguest
July 6th 2012
20906 Comments


matt needs another mugshot

Digging: Dexter Gordon - Our Man in Paris

Cosmiche
July 6th 2012
330 Comments


and bellamy's lyrics have never been good so get off that train

johnnydeking29
July 6th 2012
9236 Comments


Die. Just listened again, song has fucked the Olympics and all hope of Muse getting better, is the worst thing ever. I would rather listen to Converge and Periphery than this SHIT

johnnydeking29
July 6th 2012
9236 Comments


Bellamy's lyrics have never been this awful

Da11thMytrillSphere
July 6th 2012
546 Comments


Is a really forced track, it seems that Bellamy is tryin to make a rip off of we are the champions. Normally I love epic pretentious shit but can't get into this mess( and even enjoy a part of resistance).

Cosmiche
July 7th 2012
330 Comments


"Starlight"

Far away
This ship is taking me far away
Far away from the memories
Of the people who care if I live or die

Starlight
I will be chasing the starlight
Until the end of my life
I don't know if it's worth it anymore

Hold you in my arms
I just wanted to hold
You in my arms

My life
You electrify my life
Let's conspire to ignite
All the souls that would die just to feel alive

But I'll never let you go
If you promised not to fade away
Never fade away

Our hopes and expectations
Black holes and revelations
Our hopes and expectations
Black holes and revelations

Hold you in my arms
I just wanted to hold
You in my arms

Far away
This ship is taking me far away
Far away from the memories
Of the people who care if I live or die

And I'll never let you go
If you promise not to fade away
Never fade away

Our hopes and expectations
Black holes and revelations
Our hopes and expectations
Black holes and revelations

Hold you in my arms
I just wanted to hold
You in my arms
I just wanted to hold



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