UB40 debuted a music video for his or her new track “Champion” on Tuesday (July 26) because the theme for the 2022 Commonwealth Video games.
The clip options inspiring footage of Commonwealth Video games previous mashed up with trendy athletes coaching for this summer time’s worldwide competitors, all whereas vocalist Matt Doyle sings, “No matter race, colour or creed/ All of us share the identical dream to succeed/ If in case you have the ability and the pace with the desire to guide/ You could possibly be the primary champion,” over a reggae-tinged groove.
“We’re proud to be representing the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Video games with the official anthem ‘Champion.’ Birmingham represents the perfect of world Britain and it’s our pleasure to showcase this to the world. Birmingham is a metropolis of champions!” guitarist Robin Campbell stated in a press release, whereas Doyle added, “‘Champion’ is all about positivity. It’s about being uplifted and placing that vitality into no matter will get you up within the morning — whether or not it’s music, artwork or sport or no matter it’s. It’s about doing what you do finest and excelling at that, celebrating being a champion.”
Not solely is the track — which incorporates a saxophone line by late UB40 bandmate Brian Travers — representing the Commonwealth Video games, it’s additionally the lead single from the long-running band’s forthcoming studio effort UB45, set to be launched someday early subsequent yr.
Moreover, UB40 will embark on a U.S. tour beginning Aug. 18 in Knoxville, Tenn. From there, the trek will run by Sept. 24, hitting Pittsburgh; Newark, N.J.; Boca Raton, Fla.; and Asheville, N.C. UB40 not contains former frontman Ali Campbell, who now excursions and information underneath the identify UB40 that includes Ali Campbell and Astro.
The Commonwealth Video games spotlights athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations, which incorporates Britain and plenty of of its former territories internationally. The 2022 Commonwealth Video games start Thursday in Birmingham, England. Watch the music video for UB40’s “Champion” beneath.