Martin Garrix to compose the official anthem for UEFA Euro 2020
Sports seem to be a crucial part of Martin Garrix life. The 23-year-old artist has always admitted that watching Tiësto perform at the 2004 Summer Olympics was what brought him into electronic music. Some years later, he followed the steps of his idol performing at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Now, Martijn has found a way to upgrade that, getting involved into another major sport-related project. During his amazing ADE set at RAI Amsterdam, the talented producer announced he just composed the official music anthem of the UEFA Euro 2020.
For those who are not familiar with the importance of this event and thus are not aware of the size of this achievement, the Euro 2020 is the official National Football (or soccer in America) Championship. Similarly to what basketball is to USA, Football is without a doubt the most important, followed and practiced sport in the entire continent, where you find the most competitive leagues, the best players and clubs in the world. This competition gathers the top European national teams to play against each other to crown and determine who is the absolute best country.
Acknowledging the masses of people, companies and countries this competition moves and attracts, in own Martin Garrix words in social media, this is the “Biggest project I’ve done in my life” at the time he adds he is “excited” for all of us to hear it. Having performed in every major festival, arena, stadium and country in the world; having collaborated with some of the most respected and popular artists in the music scene, saying that this is the biggest project in his career represents a clear and bold statement from the Dutch icon.
After everything we have seen from Martin, these words from the young prodigy get us nothing but goosebumps of what’s coming next. However, as exciting as it is, we’ll need to wait some time to hear the final result.
In the meantime, let’s relive his magic performance from this Saturday at RAI Amsterdam during this ADE 2019