So here it is: Muse's new single 'Survival', the official song of the London 2012 Olympics. Scroll to the bottom of thi spage to hear the track in full (thanks to Warner Brothers for the stream)
The bombastic Queen-like track, which is titled 'Survival', will be played when athletes enter the stadium, in the lead up to the medal ceremony and also as the theme for all international TV coverage.
The track, which the band have said is inspired by "total conviction and pure determination to win", was debuted on Radio 1 a few minutes ago (June 27) at 7.30pm (GMT).
Writing about 'Survival', the band said: "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."
They continued: "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. The worldwide radio exclusive will be tonight on BBC Radio 1 around 19:30 and will be available to buy on iTunes and in the muse.mu store immediately afterwards."
They continued further: "We are honoured that the Olympics have chosen our song to officially represent the London 2012 Olympic Games across the globe."