The UEFA EURO 2020 anthem from Martin Garrix and half of U2 has arrived. After the EURO’s were understandably delayed, this saw the anthem following suit. ‘We Are The People’ is here, on 14th May which happens to be Martin Garrix’s 25th birthday!
The UEFA EUROs are a football knockout with only teams within Europe, taking place from 11th June to 11th July 2021.
With the track in the making for three years, Garrix had felt from the early stages of the creative process that Bono’s vocals would make the perfect fit for ‘We Are the People’. His vision came to life when both Bono and his U2 bandmate The Edge agreed to feature on the song. The collaboration evolved further with Bono writing the lyrics and creating melodies and The Edge adding the leading guitar riffs, resulting in a perfect blend of the signature sounds of each artist.
Martin Garrix said: “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!”
Alongside the spectacular official song, Garrix also produced the official walkout and broadcast music for the tournament.
“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.