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A new Olympics theme song and video from Belle & Sebastian




Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch says the band loves the Summer Olympics, especially the track and field events.
Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch says the band loves the Summer Olympics, especially the track and field events.
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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.



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