Unveiled Thursday, “We are the people”, the official Euro anthem, was composed by Dutch DJ Martin Garrix with the help of two stars of Irish band U2, Bono and The Edge.
Rarely are songs that are remembered. Even less in the history of music. Honestly, who is listening today to “This time’s for you”, the official Euro 2016 anthem composed by David Guetta? But as tradition dictates, every great competition has its song. And the European Championship organized from June 11 to July 11 will be no exception. Five years after David Guetta, it’s time for another DJ, Martin Garrix.
The U2 leg
For the event, the 25-year-old Dutchman was able to count on the support of two music heavyweights, Bono and The Edge, respectively singer and guitarist of the Irish group U2. Together, they composed “We are the people”, the title of the official Euro anthem. A song that will resonate in the stadiums during the competition and in particular at Wembley, on July 11 before the final.
And what is it then? If you are used to listening to R&B, hip hop or Latin sound, not sure if you are hooked. On the other hand, if you like rock FM and more particularly U2, you might like it. The Edge’s guitar intro is reminiscent of their ’80s hit, “Where the streets have no name.” For the rest, faithful to the tradition of football anthems, the song is catchy and positive with a unifying chorus that will give joy to spectators in the stadiums. It is the objective.