Martin Garrix‘s official UEFA EURO 2020 song, “We Are The People,” featuring Bono and The Edge, was released today by Sony Music Netherlands. The track is now available to stream and download via all digital service providers, after more than a year of anticipation and keeping it a secret.
The song comes with an official music video that features all three artists. The visuals are in perfect sync with the music, creating an uplifting and inspiring story.
Garrix had felt from the beginning of the creative process that Bono’s vocals would be the perfect fit for ‘We Are the People,’ which had been in the works for three years. When Bono and his U2 bandmate The Edge agreed to appear on the song, his vision became a reality. The collaboration progressed further, with Bono writing the lyrics and melodies and The Edge contributing the lead guitar riffs, resulting in a seamless blend of all artists’ signature sounds.
Creating the music for one of the biggest sports events in the world together with Bono and The Edge has been an incredible experience. I’m very proud of what we did together and excited to finally share it with the world! – Martin Garrix
‘We Are The People‘ reminds us that a song can look at the world’s challenges at any given time and still attempt a unified response. It’s a hymn sheet from which we can all sing wherever we are, but especially in Europe, where the competition will draw the world’s attention. ‘We Are The People’ aspires to reflect the optimism, hope, and determination needed for any team to succeed, as well as a sense of belonging that fits the UEFA EURO 2020 theme of unity. The tournament will be played across the continent for the first time in EURO history, with the overarching theme of unity running throughout.
In addition to the official track, Garrix also composed the tournament’s walkout and broadcast music. The song, which was released on his 25th birthday, is a testament to his remarkable rise through the ranks of the music industry thus far. Since 1992, every UEFA EURO Championship has had an official song, with artists such as Nelly Furtado, Simply Red, and Enrique Iglesias previously providing the soundtrack.
The long wait is almost over, and we are delighted to officially unveil the official song for UEFA EURO 2020 ‘We Are The People’, which features some of the world’s most celebrated artists in Martin Garrix, Bono, and The Edge, – said UEFA marketing director Guy-Laurent Epstein. – Football and music have the power of bringing people together. They are vectors of passion and emotion and combining them will extend further the fan celebration of the tournament, as well as reaching out to new audiences. With the star-studded line-up we have pulled together to create the tournament’s official music, we are confident of doing just this.
For the first time in the competition’s history, UEFA EURO 2020 will be held in 11 different cities across Europe. This summer, matches will be held in Amsterdam, Baku, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome, Saint Petersburg, and Seville, with the first match taking place on June 11, 2021, at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, with Turkey taking on Italy. On July 11, 2021, the final will be held at Wembley Stadium in London.