Elbows Out, Crunching Tackles In - Embrace To Record Official England World Cup Song
It has been announced that Embrace are to record the official England World Cup song for The FA.
After much speculation, The FA has today confirmed that chart-toppers Embrace will record the official England World Cup song to be released prior to the World Cup. The band were approached by The FA earlier this year and jumped at the chance to be part of the traditional World Cup preparations by writing a track for the team.
The song is titled ‘World at Your Feet’ but the demos are being kept under wraps for the time being and will be revealed nearer to the start of the tournament. Lead singer Danny McNamara said: “The band can’t wait to get into the studio and record the new track. We think we’ve got a really good song and hopefully it will repeat the success of previous songs like New Order’s World in Motion.”
The official song has been subject of much debate since the England team qualified for the tournament last year and The FA has been inundated with requests and song entries from record companies, artists and members of the public.
FA Marketing Manager Tom Harold who negotiated the deal with Embrace’s record label Independiente said: “The official England World Cup song has become something of an institution and is it really important that we have an original and exciting track. We’re confident that Embrace’s song will capture the imagination of the fans and players alike.
“With only 75 days to go until England’s first game against Paraguay everybody has been asking who will get the gig. We’d like to think we’ve pulled off something of a coup by bagging such a great band and keeping it secret...until now.”
Embrace are currently at number two in the UK chart with their new single Natures Law and their fifth album This New Day - released yesterday - is expected to top the album charts later this week.
The video for 'Nature's Law' can be viewed by clicking here.