5yrs ago today I released this video and song I wrote... "Believe". After seeing countless football games throughout the US, UK, and Europe... the biggest clubs in the world! I noticed they all had something in common that was missing here in the states. When the game was starting the clubs unique anthem would play and everyone would stand and sing along. It was amazing! The unity displayed, the passion for the club, the game... what a way to start a match! What an atmosphere for the players to play in, and the spectators to watch.
I wished so badly that my club had something like that! The passion here in Utah for our team is incredible. So I thought I'd take a chance and write my own. I wanted to create a sort of "call to arms" encouraging fans to come together, stand up, and show our support and belief in the team! I wrote Believe and recorded it in May 2011 but did nothing. Just lived with it. Then in Feb 2012 I called my friend @halasima who's an incredible video director and a fellow RSL fan. I told him my concept for the video and why I recorded the song the way I did. He loved it! So we gathered friends, family, fellow fans, and brought a sample of the community here together last minute to shoot this video in front of the stadium... The RioT! No one knew what they were in for. They just came together open minded to make a fan video for our team. I was nervous no one would be into it. On Feb 13 2012 we released it on YouTube. To my surprise it blew up and was shortly after deemed as the "official anthem of @realsaltlake". People got it and really got behind it. Now it's sung at every RSL game. It's incredible! Still surreal.
Today is a special day because our state released the "RSL Believe" license plate in DMVs throughout Utah. How cool! Who would've thought, right? I'm just one of many passionate RSL fans here. Much like many others out there who love their teams where they're from. I'm so honored to see the way people have embraced this as their anthem. This is ours, together. Thanks to everyone who has shown and continue to show tremendous support in this! I hope it may live on for generations to come! Love & respect #RSLFamily #BelieveRSL @mls