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FIFA 18 trailer: Someone predicted grime artists Avelino, Stormzy and Skepta to feature three months ago

'Energy' used by EA Sports for the FIFA 18 trailer, three months after a YouTube commenter says it sounds 'like a FIFA track'

The internet is a weird and wild place most of the time, but sometimes things get really mad.

Grime artist Avelino’s track ‘Energy’ has been used by EA Sports on the FIFA 18 trailer that dropped on Monday, proving UK grime’s increasing dominance over mainstream culture.

The track, which features grime megastars Stormzy and Skepta, was released earlier this year, but here’s where things get really interesting – a YouTube commenter said three months ago that the bars were the ‘type of song you hear on FIFA’.


The commenter, who goes by the name GD Nygma, probably couldn’t believe their eyes when a few others returned to the YouTube video yesterday following the release of the FIFA 18 trailer, to point out they were absolutely spot on.


Avelino took to Twitter to express his joy at his track being used, with the FIFA soundtrack quite often a launchpad to a global audience when the game is released.

Check out the Avelino track below, and the FIFA 18 trailer in which it’s used can be seen here.

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