Friday, July 27th, 2012 at 11:15 am |
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In the spirit of the upcoming 2012 Olympics in London, electronic music pioneers, The Chemical Brothers, are gearing up to release their official song for the games this year, called “Velodrome." The legendary English duo, comprised of Tom Rowland and Ed Simons, was asked to produce the official theme music for the track cycling events taking place in the London Velodrome. With Rowland’s interest in cycling from a young age, it was a no brainer for these two to create a song for the Olympic games. In a Q Magazine interview, Simons revealed that they wanted their creation to emulate “the sense of speed, pace and drama” of cycling, in addition to the architectural beauty of the new Velodrome.
With six entire days of track cycling events in the upcoming Olympics, “Velodrome” will provide an electronic musical theme for the games as the athletes go for the gold. The track was first showcased on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show, and is slated to be released on July 30th. You can also now pre-order the song on iTunes. As the official Olympic motto this year is “Inspire a Generation," hopefully the Chemical Brothers will have given inspiration and motivation to all the cyclists competing this year with their production, “Velodrome."