Here it is — the official song for the FIFA Women’s World Cup has been released.
Do It Again, performed by BENEE and featuring Mallrat, is the anthem that will rock venues during the tournament to be co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia.
Performed by two female artists from the host nations, BENEE from Aotearoa New Zealand and Mallrat from Australia, FIFA says the song “embodies the spirit of unity, celebration, and empowerment that characterises the FIFA Women’s World Cup and delivers an unforgettable backdrop for the tournament.”
For the song, BENEE, the billion-streaming New Zealand alt-pop artist, joins forces with Mallrat, the Australian singer and producer.
The two artists will take centre stage to deliver a performance of Do It Again at the opening ceremony at Eden Park on July 20.
Says FIFA: “This performance will set the tone for the unforgettable tournament that lies ahead, starting with co-hosts New Zealand against 1995 winners Norway in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau.”
BENEE, whose name is Stella Bennett, said:
“Being a small part of this incredible celebration of women’s sport is an absolute dream come true for me
“As a keen young football player, I just couldn’t have imagined this! I’ve loved the experience of writing a song which I hope reflects my excitement at having the world’s biggest women’s sports event held on my home turf, and I can’t wait to perform Do It Again live with Mallrat at the opening ceremony.”
Grace Shaw aka Mallrat said:
“I was so excited when FIFA asked me to be involved in this massive event, alongside BENEE, who is one of my favourite artists and also people. I am really looking forward to this experience and feel super grateful that I get to share it with my friend.”
FIFA’s Creative Entertainment Executive, RedOne, said:
“My two loves are football and music — this new FIFA song is the next instalment of our push at FIFA to celebrate and bring the world together for the FIFA Women’s World Cup.”
Main photo: Benee. Photo credit: Avatar5991 original work available via Wikimedia Commons. This image has been cropped from the original.
Listen to ‘Do It Again’
Listen to the song and watch the video here: