‘We Are The People’: UEFA EURO 2020 anthem is out

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Twenty-five year-old Dutch DJ Martin Garrix ropes in legendary U2 bigwigs Bono and The Edge for the track

It was a well-kept shock by Dutch DJ Martin Garrix. When Sony Music Netherlands released the official UEFA EURO 2020 track, ‘We Are The People’ by Garrix, that includes Bono and The Edge, on May 14, U2 followers worldwide had been elated. This is the closest they might get to the legends’ live performance.

After greater than a yr of anticipation, the monitor is now obtainable to stream and obtain by way of all digital service suppliers. The track is accompanied by an official music video starring all three artistes which has greater than two million views to date on YouTube alone.

The monitor was within the making for 3 years, and Garrix had felt from the early phases of the artistic course of that Bono’s vocals could be the proper match for ‘We Are the People’. His imaginative and prescient got here to life when each Bono and his U2 bandmate The Edge agreed to characteristic within the track.

The collaboration advanced additional with Bono writing the lyrics and creating melodies and The Edge including the main guitar riffs, leading to an ideal mix of the signature sounds of all three artists.

“Creating the music for one of the biggest sports events in the world together with Bono and The Edge has been an incredible experience. I’m very proud of what we did together and excited to finally share it with the world,” mentioned Garrix in a press release.

‘We Are The People’ reminds us {that a} track can take a look at the challenges dealing with the world at a given time and nonetheless try a unified response. It is a hymn sheet from which we will all sing wherever we could come from. ‘We Are The People’ hopes to replicate the positivity, hope and willpower required for any staff to succeed, in addition to provide a way of togetherness that matches the theme of UEFA EURO 2020: Unity.

For the first time within the UEFA European Football Championship, generally known as UEFA Euro 2020 historical past, the match is being performed throughout the continent in 11 host cities as an alternative of 1 nation. This consists of Amsterdam, Baku, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome, Saint Petersburg and Seville, with the first match kicking off on the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on June 11, 2021, the place Turkey will face Italy.

The closing will happen at Wembley Stadium, London on July 11, 2021. The EURO 2016 was held in France.

Next to the official monitor, Garrix has additionally produced the official walkout and broadcast music for the match. Released on his twenty fifth birthday on May 14, the track is a testomony to his spectacular march by way of the ranks of the music trade to date. Every UEFA EURO Championship since 1992 has had an official track with the likes of Nelly Furtado, Simply Red, and Enrique Iglesias offering the match’s soundtrack up to now.

“The long wait is almost over and we are delighted to officially unveil the official song for UEFA EURO 2020 ‘We Are The People’, which features some of the world’s most celebrated artists in Martin Garrix, Bono and The Edge,” mentioned UEFA advertising and marketing director Guy-Laurent Epstein.

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