Superheroes and the heroes of the books and stories and movies we all enjoy remind us of the potential we all have to rise above our limitations and the moment to win the day. I think this is one of the reasons people are so entranced with the Olympics. Olympic athletes must harness and master the best in themselves to succeed.
“Survival” is a song by the English alternative rock band Muse. The track is the first single from the band’s sixth studio album, The 2nd Law. It was announced on 27 June that “Survival” would serve as the official song for the London 2012 Olympics and was released following its premiere on BBC Radio 1. Reception of the song has been mixed by critics, who proclaim it to be either the best thing Muse has ever done, or the campiest piece of music ever to grace the Olymic Games themselves.
We think the song puts a face on the drive of these Olympic athletes. Yes, it does use what some may call over-used musical devices to achieve its affect, but to be honest, everything borrows from something else, and we science fiction and comics fans are used to dispensing with a certain amount of disbelieve so that we can just relax and enjoy what’s being offered. This song in particular we found it so uplifting and encouraging that we had to share it with you. We think the music is heroic enough to put on Krypton Radio, and we hope you’ll agree.