After Felix Baumgartner successfully jumped 127,900 feet from space and landed on his feet on Earth, a closing montage on Red Bull’s live stream used Scottish band Twin Atlantic’s song “Free” to end the spectacle.
The alternative rock band’s fans and curious YouTube viewers quickly gave the song a boost on Twitter, mentioning the band and song in a flurry of tweets. More than 8 million people simultaneously watched the YouTube live stream, shattering the previous record for most viewers on a live web video.
Twin Atlantic, like seemingly everyone else in the world, had been tweeting about the space jump. They had recorded a remix of “Free” (listen above) specifically for Sunday’s event.
“Well in Felix! What an achievement! Very surreal hearing our tune as part of it all!” the band tweeted.
Lead singer and guitarist Sam McTrusty shared his excitement individually, too:
— sam mctrusty (@sammctrusty) October 14, 2012
“Free (The Stratos Spaced Out Remix)” is now available to download on iTunes.