The newest side in the AFL kick off their NAB Cup campaign against the Pies and the Dogs tomorrow night, but today they released their theme song. It is currently getting mixed reviews around the media. Personally I think its alright.
I am no expert in international music but at first I thought it had a bit of Middle Eastern sound to it, but further research to my ear makes it sound a Russian Cossack!
The song was penned by Harry Angus, of The Cat Empire, a Melbourne band probably most famous for their song, “Hello”. The idea was to try create a new song that songed somewhat old in the tradition of AFL songs:
“I started to become interested in this idea that there exists an entirely different genre of music that is the old classic football song. It got me thinking about how easy it could be to make a new song sound old,” said Angus.
“I began to research where some of these old classic songs had come from, to understand the mindset of the old captains and players who created these pieces of music. It became clear that the beauty of these great songs is their simplicity.”
Players and coaches were involved in the decision making around the song. It will be heard as part of the NAB Cup matches tomorrow night but the big question for the year is if it will be heard played after a game at all this year! Here it is:
What do you guys think of the song and if it will be heard after a game at all this year?
Well there’s a big big sound
From the West of the town
It’s the sound of the mighty GIANTS
You feel the ground A-SHAKING
The other teams are quaking
In their boots before the GIANTS
We take the longest strides
And the highest leap
We’re stronger than the rest
We’re the Greater Western Sydney GIANTS
We’re the biggest and the best
And we will never surrender
We’ll fight until the end
We’re greater than the rest