Muse's new song "Survival" was just released -- and has been selected as the official song of the 2012 London Olympics.
Verdict? Muse scores big, as they channel Queen to create "We Are the Champions" Part 2!
Very British and very bombastic -- just like the original Freddy Mercury number -- and equally operatic. And, just like the original, certainly not subtle nor shy. Key lyrics are "Race. Life is a race. And I'm gonna win!"
Arrogant? You bet. Over-the-top? Absolutely.
But, every single Olympic athlete -- heck, every single high school athlete on the bus ride to the big game -- will crank this song to "11" both before the big race or game (and after, assuming they do, in fact, win). (I remember doing that with "We Are the Champions" back in the day" in high school.)
I had my own little race this morning. I cranked "Survival" 7X back-to-back-to-back on my morning run.
And I felt like a champion ...
Bravo Muse. Bravo for bringing bombast back to rock and roll ....