VIDEO: Watch Belle and Sebastian's New Olympics Song
The Scottish seven-piece Belle and Sebastian have released a new song that's been specially written for the 2016's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Yesterday (August 10) they shared 'Olympic Village, 6am' in tribute to the current summer Olympic Games, citing their love for "the Olympic ideal" as the inspiration for writing the song.
"Belle and Sebastian dig the Olympics, love the Olympic ideal, love that the world gets together for a big 'sports day' once every four years", frontman Stuart Murdoch said in the new song's press release. "We can't be part of it, though we'd like to be. So we recorded a piece of music with Rio In mind: specifically the Track and Field".
The new song, an instrumental one, is accompanied by a video, which features archive shots of Olympics past - including footage of Jess Ennis, Greg Rutherford and Usain Bolt winning their gold medals at the 2012 Olympics in London.