Listen to U.S. Soccer’s World Cup Rallying Anthem from Lupe Fiasco
By Courtney E. Smith
When Lupe Fiasco was named the music director for the U.S. Soccer Men’s National Team’s 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign back in May, one expected a nice share of music to roll through especially surrounding each of the U.S.’s matches — and today, we’re finally hearing some of that work.
“Stellar Light” was released by U.S. Soccer today (June 26) and will be heard in the team’s match against Germany today.
The song has been deemed the “official rallying anthem” for the team — which is good, because they may need it following a tie against Portugal in their last game.
Currently the song is just in its clip form online; the full version will be revealed during the game, which kicks off at noon ET today against Germany.
In addition to creating “Stellar Light,” Fiasco performed before the U.S. vs. Ghana match on June 16 and appeared in Times Square in New York during Fan Appreciation Day on May 30. He also handled in-game music programming during the Send-Off Series.
Fiasco is prepping a new album called Tetsuo & Youth. It currently lacks a release date but is supposed to come out in 2014.