Friday, 29 June 2012

Muse song for 2012 Olympic Games


Muse
We're not sure about this one. Don't get us wrong, we LOVE rockers Muse, but their song Survival, which was chosen as the official song for the London 2012 Olympic Games, is just a bit drab. It doesn't sound like an Olympic song. Nothing that grabs you by the balls. It's just a bit of a non-Oympic song. However, Muse's Matt Bellamy is quite excited with the news. "It's a huge honor to have the track chosen as such a major part of the London 2012 Olympic Games. I wrote it with the Games in mind as it expresses a sense of conviction and determination to win." But not everyone shared Matt's moment of joy. Leor Galil wrote on forbes.com: "The issue with “Survival” isn’t just that it’s a tasteless, lackluster number. It’s not that it sounds like Muse is in a state of self-parody. It’s not that the band felt the need to throw every orchestra instrument and the kitchen sink into the mix in an effort to sound peerlessly epic. It’s not that the group sounds gaudy and slightly emotionless in the process of recruiting every veritable sound to do its part in the number. It’s not that the tune’s lyrics are a collection of sports cliches. Perhaps the committee selected the tune because of the way its opulence evokes a certain degree of pomp and circumstance one expects to hear at something as grand as the Olympic Games. Unfortunately the truisms about competition Bellamy lazily rolls out on “Survival” feel entirely antithetical to the event the song is supposed to represent." What do you think? See why we still LOVE Muse...

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