Teaser launch of Glorious comes ahead of the tournament draw, which will see future legends of the game go head-to-head; Indonesian electronic trio Weird Genius have produced and created the song, while artists Lyodra, Tiara Andini and Ziva Magnolya feature throughout; the full track will be released on 31 March, when the 24 competing teams will learn their group-stage fate and begin preparations in earnest ahead of the big kick-off on 20 May.
The countdown to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Indonesia 2023™ is now well and truly under way as Indonesian electronic trio Weird Genius, exciting Indonesian singers Lyodra, Tiara Andini, Ziva Magnolya and FIFA today unveiled a preview of Glorious (https://apo-opa.info/3M5ib6j), the Official Song that will provide the perfect audio backdrop for the tournament of tomorrow’s superstars.
Glorious, an uplifting and energetic track that embodies the essence of triumph and victory, will be the official audio track of the tournament and will accompany the energy, electricity and entertainment on show on the pitch.
The teaser is available now on FIFA+ as well as on FIFA and the artists’ social channels, with the full launch to follow on 31 March, the day of the tournament draw.
The FIFA U-20 World Cup™ has become a breeding ground for top international talent and has seen some of the game’s biggest stars pass through its previous editions. In 2019, for example, Manchester City and Norway superstar Erling Haaland won the Golden Boot, while current Cityzens team-mate and FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ winner Julián Álvarez starred for Argentina.
In 2023, the tournament will be returning to Southeast Asia for the first time since Malaysia 1997 and will see players from 24 nations compete for the honour of becoming the game’s future legends.
Weird Genius, rising stars within Asia, have accumulated more than 2.2 million subscribers on YouTube and regularly hit more than 1 million listeners on Spotify every month. They are three-time Anugerah Musik Indonesia award winners, and their hit Lathi was Indonesia’s most-searched-for song on Google last year.
Lyodra, Tiara Andini and Ziva Magnolya were the three finalists in season 10 of “Indonesian Idol” and they are currently trending among the top young superstars in Indonesia. All three have distinctive vocal characters and identities, and their albums and singles have often gone viral, reaching the top of various music and digital-streaming platform charts numerous times.
Between them, they boast over 4.5 million subscribers on YouTube and 17.2 million monthly listeners on Spotify. They have also won an assortment of local and international music awards, such as an Anugerah Musik Indonesia award and a Mnet Asian Music Award.
Discussing Glorious, Weird Genius said: “This is an incredible honour for us, and we can’t wait for the tournament to take over Indonesia later this year. The FIFA U-20 World Cup will be full of young, exciting talent and our song Glorious matches this energy – we want fans across the country to have the same level of anticipation and enthusiasm for this song as they do for witnessing the game’s future legends in the flesh.”
To find out more about the FIFA U-20 World Cup, head to FIFA+ (https://apo-opa.info/3lDZ4Fu), or listen to the preview HERE (https://apo-opa.info/3nfZiD5)
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