Nike enlists Ninajirachi, KLP, Kota Banks & Nina Las Vegas for dreamy new Matildas team anthem
Nike has always believed music plays an essential role in football culture.
It is also thought to be spending more sponsorship money on the Matildas than men’s teams.
In the wake of designing female football team Matildas’ dazzling home shirts for the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France in June, and a short film on the Matildas’ captain Sam Kerr (who reportedly pocketed $1 million as the face of Nike), the sportswear giant has made an anthem dedicated to the team.
It assembled high-profile Australian producers and songwriters Ninajirachi, KLP, Kota Banks and Nina Las Vegas to create the track ‘Everything We Ever Dreamed Of’’ about their quest for world domination.
The four, along with additional songwriters GRAACE and Thandi Phoenix, got together at Forbes Street Studio in Sydney in April.
The song’s aim was to capture the perseverance and strength of the team and hero-ing their rallying cry “Never Say Die”.
Nina Las Vegas says the opportunity was incredibly unique and exciting and impossible to turn down.
“It’s awesome knowing we can contribute to the Matildas’ journey in France,” she said.
“The Matildas are inspiring all Australians to dream big, so we’re excited to raise up women’s football with this track collaboration.”
KLP added: “To be able to write lyrics and melodies to inspire the Matildas to kick goals in France is an experience I will never forget. Go, team!”
Remixes from additional artists coming soon.