Celeste’s ‘Stop This Flame’ soundtracks Sky Sports’ Premier League coverage


Celeste incendiary single ‘Stop This Flame’, one of the biggest tracks of the year,  is now the soundtrack of Sky Sports’ coverage of the Premier League this season.

Released at the top of the year, the uplifting, piano-driven track has been heard on the title sequence as well as leading in to advertising breaks, starting with the Friday Night Football: Season Preview back on Friday September 11. In addition to Friday Night Football, the song will also be heard on the Saturday Night Football, Super Sunday and a range of replay and highlights programming.

In addition, the tracks sits atop the Official Premier League Music playlist, which recently passed the 10,000 subscriber mark.

Listen to ‘Stop This Flame’ by Celeste on the Official Premier League Music playlist on Spotify.

“In essence, ‘Stop This Flame’ is a song about seeing it through to the end,” Celeste reveals. “Whether it’s about not letting go of love, not letting go of a dream or stridently coming through some form of adversity. The song has always evoked those feelings within me.”

The 26-year-old credits her maternal grandfather for introducing her to the legendary artists who would go on to influence her sound, a modern take on the timeless, heartache-tinged soul of smoky jazz bars and velvet-voiced storytellers.

Celeste has been widely lauded for her spellbinding voice and poignant songwriting and this year has seen her star continue to soar. The Brighton-raised singer songwriter scooped the prestigious double, winning both the BBC Sound of 2020 and the BRIT Awards Rising Star and has much more planned for 2020.

Gary Hughes, Sky Sports Director of Football said, “We’re delighted to have Celeste’s ‘Stop This Flame’ feature as our title music across our Premier League coverage this season. The football season is all about hopes and dreams for millions of supporters up and down the country, and this track brilliantly portrays those feelings.”

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