You Me At Six and their label, EMI, have respectively recorded and licensed what is claimed to be the world's first song written specifically for a roller coaster. The song, “The Swarm,” will serve as the soundtrack for a winged rollercoaster of the same name located at Thorpe Park, just outside of London.
For non-roller coaster riders, the song will be available in iTunes in the UK on Mar. 18. No word on a domestic release. You Me At Six released Sinners Never Sleep late last year.
UPDATE 1:00 p.m. ET: You Me At Six guitarist Max Helyer was kind enough to give Altpress.com some exclusive statements on this song. Check them out below:
On whether they were hesitant about doing the track: “None of us were hesistant about doing a track for Thorpe Park. It's the first time anybody's got to do anything like this. We all grew up around Thorpe Park, I live just down the road and we've all had a great time there. There was no reason to say no, we thought it was an amazing idea and we were happy to part of it.”
On the track itself: “It's a bit like 'Bite My Tongue', but without screaming. The first thing you do on the ride is a 127-foot drop and to go along with that, we thought we'd better have a massive chorus, so we wrote the chorus and built everything else around that.”
When they hope to get to try it out: “When we get back from our UK tour, I'll definitely be checking it out. I can't wait.”