ESPN has announced Marshmello as the official music curator for its 2022-23 Monday Night Football season.
Marshmello will periodically provide the soundtrack to weekly promotional spots for Monday Night Football during the season, becoming the fourth music curator for the NFL and ESPN. The first game to feature Marshmello’s ‘Heavy Action’ remix will be the Broncos-Seahawks game on September 12 at 8 pm ET.
Marshmello is the first artist to remix Heavy Action, a song that was originally composed in 1970 and has been heard for almost 50 years on Monday Night Football. Now Marshmello will add his unique twist to the staple Monday Night Football track.
“Our goal was to take the classic Monday Night Football music and add a contemporary vibe to it,” says Kevin Wilson, ESPN Creative Music Director. “To get there, we wanted to enlist an artist, a move we have never previously done with Heavy Action remix.”
“Working with ESPN is a dream come true as Monday Night Football and the NFL have been a part of my life ever since I can remember,” adds Marshmello. “Having the opportunity to put my own spin on an iconic song that NFL fans everywhere recognize was an amazing opportunity.”
“Marshmello with his distinctive modern sounds and artistry was the perfect artist to collaborate with,” adds Joanne Strange, ESPN’s Music Operation Supervisor. “Fans will hear the classic MNF theme music they have been accustomed to with added energy and pace.”
Marshmello picked his new upcoming single “Grown Man” as the song to narrate the promotional spot surrounding Russell Wilson’s heavily anticipated return to Seattle. Fans can expect to hear more Marshmello music selections across NFL on ESPN promotional spots at select points throughout the season that will feature artists and tracks capturing the intensity of MNF. Marshmello joins Diplo (2019), DJ Khaled (2020), and Drake (2021) as the music curator for 2022.