The official song of the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship “For Glory and Joy” has had its premiere. The tournament’s organizing committee chose the popular Latvian band “Astro’n’out” to create the song.
“It is a great honour to create the official song of such an important event. The song is about going for victories and we believe that everybody in the global hockey community will be able to associate themselves with the message of this song, as well as listeners who challenge themselves every day, striving for new personal achievements,” says the group’s singer Mara Upmane-Holsteine.
Mara Upmane-Holsteine also emphasizes that the families and hockey players shown in the video of the song are not actors, but families representing the Latvian hockey family. These families symbolize the message of the song: behind all the victories is long, selfless work and selfless family support.
“The new hockey song is beautiful, it expresses an emotional and positive message, it inspires,” Edgars Buncis, the head of the organizing committee, said with satisfaction about the cooperation with Astro’n’out. He hopes that the outcome of the authors’ creative work will become a hit among hockey fans and beyond.
The 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, which will take place in Riga (Latvia) 21 May – 6 June. More information on the Championship can be found HERE.