A few days ago we spoke about the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) announcement of the official tournament song, titled ‘Stand By’. On 17 May 2019, the song was officially released along with a video for your eyes to feast on.
In a media release issued by ICC, the song is “a collaboration between vocalist LORYN and drum and bass band Rudimental, and will be played in ground and city events across the tournament as the official song to this summer’s showpiece event.”
🎶 The Official #CWC19 Song is here! 🎶
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) May 17, 2019
The music video captures the various moods and emotions of watching a cricket match. From kids playing the sport on the beach to elderly men completely engrossed in the match taking place on their television. What’s more, the flag of each every country competing in the tournament makes subtle appearances. According to the ICC media release, the song “celebrates the cultural diversity of The United Kingdom”.
Earlier, Piers Aggett of Rudimental said, “Celebrating our diversity is a key message of the band. Obviously, we’ve all got different heritages, we’re from London – one of the most diverse cities in the world and we like to celebrate our differences. That’s our vibe.” Fellow band member Locksmith added that the key message of this single is about togetherness, bringing people from all walks of life through the music that we create.”
Any World Cup event is a globally acknowledged and loved event. The ICC World Cup 2019 is perhaps the most anticipated sporting tournament of the year. The World Cup is one of the world’s biggest global sporting events. The 10-team tournament will take place in England and Wales.
A total of 48 matches will be played over a span of a month and 15 days of the ICC World Cup 2019, with Australia putting their title in defence. Australia is also the most successful team in World Cup history with five titles under their belt.