Stromae’s Belgian Anthem Gives World Cup a Dystopian Feel


By Dennis Hinzmann

“ta fête’” will fill the stadium when they play the U.S.

When the U.S. World Cup Team takes the field against Belgium in the team's first elimination round they may feel like they’re in The Hunger Games

Stromae's song, “ta fête’,” has been was selected by the Belgian national team to be played before every game during the World Cup. Today's match will be no different. 

If you haven't heard the song yet, check out the video that follows Suzanne Collins’ lead in making totalitarian themes popular. While the video doesn’t reference soccer directly, the U.S. team will find itself is in a similar situation — fighting for their life in the tournament. 

Stromae recently appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and his sophomore album, Racine Carrée, is now available in the U.S. Meanwhile, the U.S. vs Belgium game will be broadcast live at 4 pm EST on ESPN.