The British band Belle and Sebastian has released its own theme song for the Summer games in Rio, an instrumental called “Olympic Village, 6 am.”
There’s a joke to be made about that being the hour when athletes sneak back to their rooms after an international hook-up, but we won't go there. (Though I guess we just did.) But it's worth noting that Olympic organizers provided a record number of 450,000 condoms to athletes at the village.
Anyway, band member Stuart Murdoch said in a statement:
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. We can't be part of it, though we'd like to be. So we recorded a piece of music with Rio in mind.
Check out the video for the song:
And check out our interview with Stuart Murdoch about life on the road.