UEFA finally presented the official anthem of Euro-2024 — one of the authors felt sorry for the Russians and wanted to go there with a concert

UEFA finally presented the official anthem of Euro-2024 - one of the authors felt sorry for the Russians and wanted to go there with a concert

The song was called Fire.


On the offi­cial UEFA account, a song was pub­lished that should ignite the sports sum­mer in Ger­many. The group Meduza togeth­er with OneRe­pub­lic and Leony pre­sent­ed a song called Fire, which will become the main dur­ing Euro-2024. Very dri­ving and at the same time light music of these bands will be played in Ger­man sta­di­ums. Spo­ti­fy has even cre­at­ed a playlist for this year’s cham­pi­onship.

The authors of the song were: the Ital­ian elec­tron­ic trio MEDUZA, the Amer­i­can pop-rock band OneRe­pub­lic and the Ger­man singer Leony. The leg­endary Ger­man defend­er Philip Lahm, who is the ambas­sador of the cham­pi­onship, shared his impres­sions of the song: “Foot­ball and music can unite peo­ple. When I think of Euro 1996, the song Foot­bal­l’s Com­ing Home imme­di­ate­ly pops into my head.

At Euro 2024, we want to high­light the diver­si­ty of Europe and strength­en the sense of uni­ty. Good sport and good music should car­ry us through the sum­mer — with the song of the EURO called FIRE.”

“It is a great hon­or to cre­ate a melody that will embody the pas­sion of Euro-2024 and become an anthem for foot­ball fans,” said the par­tic­i­pants of the Ital­ian Meduza project. The singers and musi­cians pre­vi­ous­ly hit the scene with their debut album titled Piece of Your Heart in 2019. The album was an imme­di­ate suc­cess and was lat­er cer­ti­fied plat­inum in the US. “Now, more than ever, the pow­er of music to unite us is unde­ni­able,” Meduza said after the album’s release.

Ryan Ted­der of the band OneRe­pub­lic, win­ners of three Gram­my awards, shared his impres­sions: “As a child, I played foot­ball and Amer­i­can foot­ball from the age of five. Per­form­ing at the clos­ing cer­e­mo­ny in Berlin is a huge hon­or for any artist and I tru­ly appre­ci­ate this oppor­tu­ni­ty. The ener­gy of foot­ball is unmatched. We look for­ward to this oppor­tu­ni­ty.”

How­ev­er, ear­li­er Ryan was not shy to flirt with a ter­ror­ist coun­try in one of the social net­works.

“We’re hop­ing that when all this chaos dies down, we’ll be able to play a gig for the Rus­sians again – we had to can­cel our last few gigs last year. The peo­ple there have always been great, pol­i­tics and war are bad,” Ryan wrote, and lat­er delet­ed the post.

The band OneRe­pub­lic sup­port­ed the Ukraini­ans before this post and even sang wrapped in our flag. A lit­tle lat­er, the soloist pub­lished a post announc­ing the dele­tion of the account. Ted­der has been so incit­ed by pro-Russ­ian accounts that now he tries not to touch this top­ic at all.

Fans will be able to hear this song live at the Euro 2024 clos­ing cer­e­mo­ny in Berlin. And now you can lis­ten to the com­po­si­tion your­self and share your impres­sions of it.

While UEFA has cho­sen “Fire” as the anthem for the upcom­ing tour­na­ment, the com­pe­ti­tion will also fea­ture an unof­fi­cial song. Peter Schilling’s 1980s hit ‘Major Tom’ was sung by fans as Ger­many played in their final match­es. The vin­tage record was also recent­ly used in Adi­das’ Euro 2024 team ad.

You can also com­pare the offi­cial song with the unof­fi­cial one. Also write in the com­ments which of the ver­sions you liked the most.


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