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Belle & Sebastian once declared that “the stars of track and field are beautiful people.” Thus, it makes sense that the band is made up of Olympics aficionados. So, in honor of the Rio games, here’s the musicians “unofficial” tribute, which they released earlier today. The song, called “Olympic Village, 6 a.m.,” is instrumental so it doesn’t extol the virtues of the competing athletes. Instead, it’s just a jaunty tune.

“Belle and Sebastian dig the Olympics, love the Olympic ideal, love that the world gets together for a big ‘sports day’ once every four years,” frontman Stuart Murdoch said in a statement. “We can’t be part of it, though we’d like to be. So we recorded a piece of music with Rio in mind, specifically the Track and Field.”


We can’t be sure that the track accurately represents what early mornings in the Olympic village are like given that we’ve never been there ourselves, but we’re think the members of Belle & Sebastian are just guessing too.