Today we release the video for ‘Champion’. Champion is the official anthem of the upcoming commonwealth games, directed by award-winning filmmaker and Birmingham’s rising star, Daniel Alexander. Featuring local rappers Dapz On The Map & Gilly G, the uplifting and inspirational video reflects the spirit of the competition, for all those aspiring to be a champion and No.1 at whatever they do. The track includes horn line from the late Brian Travers.
Champion is the official Commonwealth Games song and celebrates the games coming to England for the first time in 20 years. It’s also a celebration of Birmingham. It is the first single from our upcoming album UB45 which will be released early 2023. The album is the ultimate celebration of UB40 past and present featuring new original material and also a reworking of some of the band’s classics and greatest hits, performed by new frontman Matt Doyle.
Watch here – https://youtu.be/ZzVYCK6cJJA
Robin Campbell said. “We are proud to be representing the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games with the official anthem ‘Champion’. Birmingham represents the best of global Britain and it’s our pleasure to showcase this to the world. Birmingham is a city of champions!”
Matt Doyle added, “Champion is all about positivity. It’s about being uplifted and putting that energy into whatever gets you up in the morning- whether it be music, art or sport or whatever it is. It’s about doing what you do best and excelling at that, celebrating being a champion. “