The 2016 Summer Olympics are going to be here before you know it. The opening ceremony is set for Aug. 5 in Rio de Janeiro and the U.S. team got into spirit by picking its official song for the games.
They’re going with the Band Perry’s anthemic 2015 single “Live Forever” as their soundtrack and the sibling trio marked the occasion by playing it live yesterday (April 27) on NBC’s Today in New York City.
“‘Live Forever’ is really about those moments that make you think you’re going to live forever,” vocalist Kimberly Perry said on air. “That’s really is the spirit of the Olympics.”
Kimberly, Neil and Reid also said they will be heading to Brazil, attending the Olympic games for the first time.
“Live Forever” was originally planned as a single preluding a 2015 studio album, but that project was delayed when the song sputtered at radio. The Band Perry is currently still prepping its third studio album, following a recent split from Big Machine Records. Their last album was 2013’s Pioneer.
Check out yesterday’s Citi Concert Series performance for the NBC show below: