The helmeted DJ releases the first-ever remix of the “Heavy Action” theme song on Monday night’s (Sept. 12) NFL telecast across ESPN, ABC, ESPN2 and ESPN+during the season opener between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks at 8 p.m. ET.
“Working with ESPN is a dream come true.” Monday night football and the NFL has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, Marshmello said in a statement. “Having the opportunity to put my own spin on an iconic song that NFL fans everywhere recognize was a great opportunity.”
Kevin Wilson, creative director of music for ESPN, added: “Our goal was to take the classic Monday night football music and add a modern vibe to it. To get there, we wanted to hire an artist, a move we’ve never done before with a ‘Heavy Action’ remix.”
In addition, Marshmello will also be responsible for soundtracking Monday night football‘s weekly commercial spots as the network’s official NFL music curator, starting with his new single “Grown Man” being used to welcome Russell Wilson back to Seattle for his first face-off with his former team.
Last month, the DJ hit the stage 2022 MTV Video Music Awards with Khalid to perform their joint single “Numb“, which recently got a boost Dance/electronic diagrams thanks to Alok’s remix of the track.
Watch Marshmello’s big NFL announcement below.