Scots band The LaFontaines hope to power the national team to glory with their new Euros anthem.
Scotland, Bonnie Scotland, released on Tuesday, sees the group evoke the spirit of the Tartan Army ahead of a first tournament appearance in 23 years.
For the song’s video, the band team up with veteran Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall and a host of former internationals.
Also featuring are a number of famous faces, including wrestler and actor Grado, Gary Tank Commander star Greg McHugh and TV presenter Storm Huntley – LaFontaines frontman Kerr Okan’s fiancée.
Scotland, Bonnie Scotland was born out of the band’s podcast, where the thought of creating a Euros song was a bit of a laugh.
But after the support received from fans, they decided to make a proper go of it.
Okan said: “Like the rest of the nation that night we were watching the game and kicked every ball with the team and we were podcasting after it talking about what it meant to qualify for the first time in 23 years.
“So as a joke we just decided that what the nation really needs, after a result like that, is for us to write the National Team’s anthem so that’s what we did. We wrote it live on the podcast in 30 minutes and went to bed.
“We woke up the next morning and it had gone low-key viral with people saying it was our best song. From there players and fans started sharing it. It’s magic, I’m absolutely buzzing!”
The song samples unofficial Scotland anthem Yes Sir, I Can Boogie. The Baccara classic became a hit with the Tartan Army after players celebrated Euros qualification dancing along to it, harking back to the song’s infamous appearance in a video from defender Andy Considine’s stag night.
It also features commentary from the eye-watering moment when Scotland clinched their place in November 2020’s historic win.
It’s not the only song celebrating Scotland’s historic Euros appearance however, and looks set to cause a divide in one famous DJ’s home.
Clyde 1’s George Bowie has his own version of Yes Sir, I Can Boogie with Baccara, while his wife Ellene has teamed up with The LaFontaines and Sparkos to remix Scotland, Bonnie Scotland under the name Her Indoors.
Scotland’s opening game of the tournament is on Monday June 14 at Hampden against the Czech Republic, before playing England at Wembley on June 18 and Croatia at Hampden on June 22.
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